Trace, Mingo County, West Virginia
Cemetery: Trace Community Cemetery
Other: Trace Cemetery
Street: County Road 3
Township: Hardee or Harvey
Zip: Not sure
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.
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.
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
Condition: Cemetery destroyed
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.
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Name: Kathy Meade Baker