CORNISH — Eight sets of human remains have been dug up near Cornish Town Hall, and authorities say even more may be discovered.
The first skeletal remains were dug up Monday by a construction crew installing a drainage pipe at the building. The medical examiner determined that the remains were of two people, even though just one skull was found.
Historians said the remains were likely from a cemetery that had been on the site but was moved in 1920 to make way for town hall.
York County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy William King Jr. says it appears that although headstones were moved in 1920, bodies were not.
Records indicate there could be 13 bodies at the site, with one grave dating to 1810. One set of remains found was of a child.