Trace Cemetery
Trace, Mingo County, West Virginia

Cemetery: Trace Community Cemetery
Other: Trace Cemetery
Sign: No
Street: County Road 3
City: Trace
Township: Hardee or Harvey
County: Mingo
State: WV
Nation: USA
Zip: Not sure
lat_ns: N
long_ew: W
Status: Active
Size: Small
Directions: From Dingess WV, follow County Road 3 and it is about 8 miles to the cemetery. It is located on the right hand side of the road. There are no landmarks that are near by.
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Hillside
Watersource: No
Features: Trees that is left. Someone logged the trees off a few years ago and the ones that were not taken laid and rotted on the graves. The cemetery is in awful shape and I for one have lots of family members buried there, and one happens to be a Viet Nam Veteran who gave his life for his country. What an honor for him to have fallen trees, cows roaming over top of him doing their business.
Property: Public
Access: Open
Enclosure: Fence-Broken
Gate: None
Established: About late 1800's or early 1900's
Gravestones: 100+ Lot of them are not marked with markers
Oldest: I believe late 1800s
Newest: Just a few weeks ago
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: No
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Landscaping: Yes
Paths: Unsure
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: Yes
Fencing: Yes
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: Unsure
Sculpture: Unsure
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: Unsure
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native: Unsure
Slate: Unsure
Others: Yes
Wood: Unsure
Materials: Unsure
Architectural: Unsure
Angels: Unsure
Draperies: Unsure
Fraternal: Unsure
Hands: Unsure
Lambs: Unsure
Monograms: Unsure
Plants: Unsure
Photos: Unsure
Religious: Unsure
Scrollwork: Unsure
Urns: Unsure
Carvings: Unsure
Condition: Cemetery destroyed
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Unsure
Weather: No
Pollution: Yes
Vandalized: Yes
Report: No
VA2: Gravestones-Broken
VA5: Graves-Desecrated
Overgrowth1: Problem-Access
GroundCover: Yes
Vines: Yes
Drainage: Problem-Seasonal
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Residential
Change: Unknown
Reason: Roads
Visited: Frequently
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Unknown
Contacted: A letter was written to Governor Wise, Logan County List Site for Geneology

Surnames: Brinager, Browning, Dingess, Grubb, Hughes, Meade, Smith


The cemetery is being destoryed by people that put up an electric fence and ran cattle on it. There is cow dung on the graves. My family members had trouble trying to get in to decorate graves for Memorial. There was an issue with the man that had the cows in there. They have since taken down the electric fence or at least that is the way that I understand it to be. The police were called but did not answer the call for a report to be filed. My family members are working on seeing what can be filed through the Mingo County court system. The list above is a partical list, there are many others that are buried here that have not stones. The Meades, a few of them had homemade stones.


Not sure

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Name: Kathy Meade Baker
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Date: 6/29/03