United Cemetery
Rhonda, Kanawha County, West Virginia

Date: May 31, 2001

Cemetery: United Cemetery aka Ronda Cemetery
Established: 1953 abt
Street:
Type: Road-private
City: Ronda
Township: Ronda
County: Kanawha
State: West Virginia
Nation: USA
Zip:
Nearby: Across the bridge in Ronda turn Left follow to the end cemetery is up a pathway
Location: Rural-woods
Land: Hillside
Water: No
Features: Graves sunk from washing away from erosion, huge trees growing in graves,
Sign: No
Land Type: Public
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Status: Inactive
Size: Large
Unmarked graves: Yes
Gravestones: 300+
Broken gravestones: Yes
Toppled gravestones: Yes
Buried gravestones: Yes
Removed Gravestones: Unknown
Weather problems: Yes
Pollution problems: Unknown
Oldest grave: unknown
Newest grave: unknown
Association: Unsure
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Records location: This cemetery is the results of graves moved to this site when the state moved the bodies due to construction of the Wv turnpike in 1953-1956
Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained
Vandalized: No
Overgrowth: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Disturbing
Vegetation: Trees
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Drainage: Constant problem
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Work Status: No work started as of yet
Owner: Cemetery
Use:
Bordering: Transportation
Change: Unknown
Reason:
Visited: Occasionally
Archeology: Unknown
Contacted: WV State and was told they was not responsible for it. The original plat of this cemetery showed roads going up the hill to the cemetery but the state never put the roads in place. You have to walk up the side of the mountain in the woods.

Other Information

When the state of WV moved the bodies to this site they placed metal markers on the graves, since that time the metal markers have all been destroyed or deteriated. Now families can't even locate the site of the actual graves of there loved ones. The graves should of been properly marked when moved by the state so it would be permanent markers. I visited this cemetery and could not believe the graves unmarked and how sad to see the condition of the graves washing away and the huge trees growing out of the graves. Some of the graves have washed out so bad it looked like I could see some of the vaults. This cemetery is located just over the hill from the WV turnpike.

Support

At this time I don't have other support info available. However, I have had so many people contact me in search of loved ones in this same cemetery but couldn't find them due to the condition. Thanks to the state our loved ones are lost in this cemetery. I have a plat of the cemetery.

Submitted by:

name: Sylvia Miles
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