Watson-Benton Cemetery
Leland, Brunswick


Cemetery: Watson-Benton
Other:
Sign: No
Street: International Paper Company property on Colon Meeks Rd
City: south of US 74/76 near Maco or 5-8 miles southwest of Leland, NC
Township:
County: Brunswick County
State: NC
Nation: USA
Zip:
lat_ns: N
lat_h:
lat_mmss:
long_ew: W
long_h:
long_mmss:
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: from Wilmington, NC US 74/76 west bound to SR 1417 (Malmo Loop Rd) south about 2 miles to SR 1416 (Colon Mintz Rd. NE) south about 3/4 mile. The road to cemetery is on the west side of the road and is blocked by a gate. There are no landmarks or signs.
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features:
Property: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: Locks
Established: at least 1840
Gravestones: 18 plus 3 other reported burials
Oldest: 1847
Newest: 1952
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: No
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Availability: private individual inventoried cemetery 17 Sept 2005 and posted on US Gen Web Brunswick County site
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: Yes
Granite: Unsure
Marble: Unsure
Native: Unsure
Slate: Unsure
Others: Yes
Wood: No
Materials: Yes
Architectural: No
Angels: No
Draperies: No
Fraternal: No
Hands: No
Lambs: No
Monograms: Yes
Plants: No
Photos: No
Religious: Yes
Scrollwork: No
Urns: No
Carvings: Yes
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Unmarked: Unsure
Broken: No
Toppled: No
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: No
Weather: Yes
Pollution: No
Vandalized: No
Report: Yes
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4:
GroundCover: Yes
Moss:
Vines:
Drainage: Good
Problem1:
Problem2:
Owner: Business
Use: Commercial
Bordering: Woods
Change: Unknown
Reason: Roads
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Yes
Contacted: no previous contacts

Surnames:

Benton, Mintz, Watkins

Other_Information:

This cemetery is so overgrown that it is easily passed without being seen. We visited on 17 September 2005 and had difficulty getting to most of the headstones.

Support:

I live in Georgia and have no way of knowing who to contact in Brunswick County. When I submitted the inventory to the Brunswick County website of USGenWeb, the person who processed the information suggested I list this cemetery with you.

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Name: Virginia Purvis
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Date: 22 September 2005