Welch Road Cemetery
Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina

Cemetery: Welch Road
Other:
Sign: No
Street: Welch Road
City: Mount Airy
Township:
County: Surry
State: NC
Nation: USA
Zip: 27030
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: From Hwy. 52 South turn right on Snowhill Drive, and immediately turn left uphill on Welch Road. Cemetery is on left about 1/4 mile after you turn on Welch Road. It is beside a small Pentecoastal Church, though not affiliated with the church. This was a private family cemetery for the plantation located in area before the civil war.
Type: Road-public
Location: Urban-developed
Terrain: Hillside
Watersource: No
Features:
Property: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: Wall
Gate: Locks
Established: 1840's
Gravestones: 6
Oldest: about 1840
Newest: 1870's
Removed: Yes
Relocated: Yes
Repairs: Unsure
Methods:
Restoration: No
Association: Unsure
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Availability:
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: No
Crypts: No
Fencing: Yes
Walkways: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: Yes
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement:
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native:
Slate:
Others:
Wood:
Materials:
Architectural: Yes
Angels:
Draperies:
Fraternal: Unsure
Hands:
Lambs:
Monograms:
Plants:
Photos:
Religious:
Scrollwork:
Urns:
Carvings:
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Unsure
Weather: Yes
Pollution: Unknown
Vandalized: Yes
Report:
VA: Gravestones-Broken
VA: Graves-Desecrated
Overgrowth: Graves-Disturbing
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Vegetation: Vines
Drainage: Good
Problem: Encroachment
Problem: Apathy
Owner: Cemetery
Use:
Bordering: Religious
Change: Smaller
Reason: Roads
Visited: Occasionally
Archeology:
Habitat: No
Contacted: Neighbor said DOT was contacted.

Surnames

Other Information

Neighbor across the street says that when Welch Road was paved by the state, the original cemetery perimeter was altered because some of the graves were in the right-of-way. So the cast iron fence around the graveyard was pushed back to it's current location, resulting in broken headstones and partially paving over some of the graves. She said that the neighborhood protested the action and tried for years to get the state to rectify the matter, but nothing happened. There are some unmarked slave gravesites in the cemetery.

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name: Kathy M. Goins
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Date: 21 April 2002

Update

The Norman Family Cemetery here known as Welch Road Cemetery. Interred here James Norman Capt. in WBTS. Apparently the people of the church have pulled up the gravestones and replanted them behind the church. Registar of deeds Office, Clerks Office and the Health Department in Surry Co NC say they dont know anything about it. Apparently there were no permits obtained before just moving the graveyard.

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Name: Rodney A. Johnson
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Date: 6 October 2005