ODD FELLOWS HOME and CEMETERY

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The Odd Fellows Home (now called the Middletown Home) is on W Harrisburg Pike (Pennsylvania Route 230)
Lower Swatara Township, Pennsylvania, 17057 USA

Coordinates: 40.19890, -76.74580.

Although, the First Independent Order of Odd Fellows was a fraternal benevolent order, probably founded in England early in the eighteenth century. The ancient guilds had degenerated into social and convivial clubs, and were replaced by workingmen's beneficial societies.  They believed in love, truth, friendship, and benevolence. The first Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows was built in Philadelphia in December of 1821.

The Odd Fellows Home/Middletown Home was established in 1924.

There are over 442 memorials in this graveyard from the early 1880's until present day.  Click on the link below to see a list of those memorials.

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2186381/odd-fellows-home-cemetery   

Sources: 

www.findagrave.com

Middletown Home History

http://www.glpaioof.org/grandLodge.html