Endangered North Carolina Cemetery Reports

Endangered North Carolina Cemetery Reports (34)

Thursday, 19 April 2018 18:06

Baker Cemetery, Buncombe County, North Carolina

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Cemetery: Baker Cemetery

Other:

Sign: No

Street: Intersection of Avery Creek Road and Highway 191

City: Asheville, TN

Township: Avery Creek

County: Buncombe

State: NC

Nation: USA

Zip:

lat_ns: N

lat_h: 352

lat_mmss:

long_ew: W

long_h: 082

long_mmss:

Status: Active

Size:

Directions:

Type: Road-private

Location: Surburban

Terrain: Level

Watersource: No

Features:

Property: Private

Access: Permission-required

Enclosure: Fence-Broken

Gate: Non-locking

Established: 1855

Gravestones: 12

Oldest: 1936

Newest: 1992

Removed: Unknown

Relocated: No

Repairs: Yes

Methods: Other

Restoration: Yes

Association: No

Records: Unsure

Inventory: Unsure

Availability:

Landscaping: Unsure

Paths: Unsure

Trees: Unsure

Crypts: No

Fencing: Yes

Brickwork: No

Ironwork: Unsure

Sculpture: Unsure

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement: Yes

Granite: Unsure

Marble: Unsure

Native: Unsure

Slate: Unsure

Others: Unsure

Wood: Unsure

Materials: Unsure

Architectural: No

Angels: No

Draperies: No

Fraternal: No

Hands: Unsure

Lambs: Unsure

Monograms: Yes

Plants: Unsure

Photos: No

Religious: Yes

Scrollwork: Yes

Urns: Unsure

Carvings: Yes

Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction

Unmarked: Unsure

Broken: Yes

Toppled: Yes

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried:

Weather: No

Pollution: No

Vandalized: Yes

Report:

VA1: Gravestones-Overturned

VA2:

VA3:

VA4:

VA5:

Overgrowth:

Overgrowth1: Problem-Access

Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing

Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing

Overgrowth4:

GroundCover: Yes

Moss:

Vines: Yes

Drainage: Good

Problem1: Encroachment

Problem2: Apathy

Owner: Cemetery

Use: Residential

Bordering: Residential

Change: Same

Reason:

Visited: Occasionally

Archeology: Unknown

Habitat: Yes

Surnames: Baker, Buday, Cake, Cox, Mathis

Other_Information: A developer recently bought the land containing the cemetery and bulldozed and used four wheelers in the cemetery with damage to grave markers and fencing. 

Contacted: bakerancestors.com

Support: Mike Baker

Pennsylvania Avenue

Avery Creek NC

Name: Jerry Baker

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Cemetery: Turner-Vannoy

Other: Thomas Preston vannoy

Sign: No

Street: North side of Shelter Baptist Baptist Church Road .01 mile west of Shatley Sprigs Road, 50\' from road, 19 graves , walnut Township near west Jefferson nc

City:

Township: Walnut Hill Township

County: Ashe County

State: NC

Nation:

Zip:

lat_ns: N

lat_h:

lat_mmss:

long_ew: W

long_h:

long_mmss:

Status: Abandoned

Size: Small

Directions: From Shatley Springs Road turn left onto sHelter Baptist church road; go .01 and you will she gated cementary 50feet from road

Type: Road-public

Location: Rural

Terrain: Level

Watersource: No

Features: Trees have grown with Zuka plants and weeds

Property: Private

Access: Open

Enclosure: Fence

Gate: Non-locking

Established: Not sure but grandfather was buried in 1930, his wife 1909

Gravestones: 19

Oldest: Unsure as can not get the cementary because of the weeds

Newest: 1930

Removed: No

Relocated: No

Repairs: Unsure

Methods:

Restoration: Unsure

Association: Unsure

Records: Yes

Inventory: Yes

Availability: Find a grave

Landscaping: Unsure

Paths: Unsure

Trees: Yes4

Crypts: Unsure

Fencing: Unsure

Brickwork: Unsure

Ironwork: Unsure

Sculpture: Unsure

Fountains: Unsure

Roads: Unsure

Buildings: Unsure

Cement: Unsure

Granite:

Marble:

Native:

Slate:

Others:

Wood:

Materials:

Architectural: Unsure

Angels:

Draperies:

Fraternal:

Hands:

Lambs:

Monograms:

Plants:

Photos:

Religious:

Scrollwork:

Urns:

Carvings:

Condition:

Unmarked: No

Broken:

Toppled:

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Unsure

Weather: No

Pollution: No

Vandalized: No

Report:

VA1:

VA2:

VA3:

VA4:

VA5:

Overgrowth:

Overgrowth1:

Overgrowth2:

Overgrowth3:

Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging

GroundCover: Yes

Moss:

Vines: Yes

Drainage: Good

Problem1:

Problem2: Apathy

Owner: Cemetery

Use:

Bordering: Agricultural

Change: Same

Reason:

Visited: Unknown

Archeology: Unknown

Habitat: Unknown

Surnames: Shepherd

Turner

Vannoy

Other_Information: Since Thomas Preston Vannoy passed away in 1930 his family members may have kept up but my father and his sisters have all passed away and I live out of state so I have only visited 2 times in my life. I was upset with condition.

Contacted: No

Support: Jane Ward

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Cemetery: Whitaker Family Burial Grounds
Other:
Sign: No
Street: Behind 6000 Meadowbrook Drive
City: Raleigh
Township:
County: Wake
State: NC
Nation: USA
Zip:
lat_ns: N
lat_h: 35
lat_mmss: 69728
long_ew: W
long_h: 78
long_mmss: 65685
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: Take 401 South from Raleigh Turn left on Old Stage Road. Go approx. 1 mile and turn right on Legend Road. Go .4 of a mile and turn left on Meadowbrook Road. Drive all the way to the end and cemetery is 100 feet down path in the woods between the last 2 houses on the right. Between address 6000 and 6004. It is on the right side of the path before the first fork in the path.
Type: Road-public
Location: Surburban
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features: Heavy Forest and brush
Property: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established:
Gravestones: 6
Oldest: 1765
Newest: 1892
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Methods:
Restoration: No
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Availability:
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement:
Granite: Yes
Marble:
Native:
Slate: Yes
Others:
Wood:
Materials:
Architectural:
Angels:
Draperies:
Fraternal:
Hands:
Lambs: Yes
Monograms:
Plants:
Photos: No
Religious:
Scrollwork:
Urns:
Carvings: Yes
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: No
Pollution: Yes
Vandalized: Yes
Report:
VA1: Gravestones-Overturned
VA2: Gravestones-Broken
VA3: Gravestones-Stolen
VA4: Graffiti
VA5: Graves-Desecrated
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2:
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4:
GroundCover: Yes
Moss:
Vines:
Drainage:
Problem1:
Problem2:
Owner: Unknown
Use:
Bordering: Residential
Change: Unknown
Reason:
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Unknown
Surnames: Whitaker, Colonel John, Sr b. May 2, 1745 d. Nov. 22, 1823
Whitaker, Robert b. unknown d. 1765
Whitaker, William H b. Oct. 10, 1808 d. Jul. 10, 1892 Whitaker, David Harper b. 1869 d. Aug. 26, 1871 Whitaker, Anna Daughter of John Whitaker -Dates Unknown Whitaker, Caroline E. b. Aug. 5, 1814 d. Jan. 18, 1879 (nee harper)
Other_Information: WAKE COUNTY HERITAGE - NORTH CAROLINA Pg 568-69 Article 948

COLONEL JOHN WHITAKER, Squire of Echo Manor Plantation, son of Robert (1718-1765) and Sarah Whitaker, was born 2 May, 1745, in that portion of Craven County that was cut off in 1746 to form Johnston, and cut off from Johnston in 1770, to form southeastern Wake County. \\\"Echo Manor Plantation House,\\\" where he was born, was built about 1743 on land granted to Robert Whitaker by George II. The grant, dated 23 May, 1741, describes 840 acres of land in Craven (now Wake) County on the north side of Swift Creek, a tributary of Neuse River and on both sides of Steep Hill Creek. The house located south of Raleigh, off Old Fayetteville Stage Road, is shown on Price-Strother 1808 Map of North Carolina as \\\"Col. Whitakers,\\\" and probably is the oldest house now standing on its original foundation in Wake County.

Colonel John Whitaker was active in the Militia when it was called out to duty in 1776, and along with Colonels Joel Lane, Theophilus Hunter, and John Hinton, he was active in establishing the Wake County Government. He served on the first governing body for Wake County after independence, and as justice of the court from 1777 to 1787.

Contacted: I have not contacted anyone.
Support: Wake County Historic Preservation Commission Gary G. Roth, President & CEO (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Mailing Address:

PO Box 28072
Raleigh, NC 27611
Physical Address:
1111 Haynes St., Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27604
919-833-6404
919-834-7314 (fax)

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http://www.cappresinc.org

Name: Angela Becker
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Wilkins Family Cemetery
Dunn, Harnett County


Cemetery: Wilkins Family Cemetery
Other:
Sign: No
Street: N. Wilson Ave
City: Dunn
Township:
County: Harnett
State: NC
Nation: United States
Zip:
lat_ns: N
lat_h:
lat_mmss:
long_ew: W
long_h:
long_mmss:
Status: Inactive
Size: Medium
Directions: located off 301 sowntown Dunn.
Type: Road-public
Location: Urban
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features: Trees have been cut down. Heavy Undergrowth
Property: Public
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established: unsure
Gravestones: unsure but over 10
Oldest: later 1800's
Newest: later 1900's
Removed: Yes
Relocated: No
Repairs: Unsure
Methods: Other
Restoration: Unsure
Association: Unsure
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Availability:
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: Unsure
Fencing: Unsure
Brickwork: Unsure
Ironwork: Unsure
Sculpture: Unsure
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: Unsure
Cement: Yes
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native: Yes
Slate: Yes
Others: Yes
Wood: Unsure
Materials: Unsure
Architectural: Yes
Angels: Yes
Draperies: Yes
Fraternal: Yes
Hands: Yes
Lambs: Yes
Monograms: Yes
Plants: Yes
Photos: Yes
Religious: Yes
Scrollwork: Yes
Urns: Yes
Carvings: Yes
Condition: Cemetery destroyed
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: Yes
Pollution: Unknown
Vandalized: Yes
Report: No
VA1: Gravestones-Overturned
VA2: Gravestones-Broken
VA3:
VA4:
VA5: Graves-Desecrated
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2:
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging
GroundCover: Yes
Moss:
Vines: Yes
Drainage: Problem-Seasonal
Problem1:
Problem2:
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Residential
Change: Unknown
Reason: Roads
Visited: Unknown
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Unknown
Contacted:

Surnames:

Gainey, Lee, Toon, Williams and several others. Unable to get to graves for poison and briars. Looks like some graves have sank in from a couple of inches to a coupke of feet. WWI veteran in Cemetery.

Other_Information:

I found this cemetery because it was listed in a book (History of Dunn) I found in the State Archives Bldg doing research on my family. Thought maybe my grandmothers sister maybe buried there. Married name Wilkins. I was shocked to find it in downtown Dunn in such need of repair.

Support:

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Name: Teresa Harrington
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Date: 7/28/05

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.

Support

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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

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

Vernon Hall Cemetery - Kingston, Lenoir County, North Carolina

Date: July 9, 2000

Cemetery Name: Vernon Hall Cemetery
Street: Heritage Street
City: Kinston
County: Lenoir
State: North Carolina
Nation:USA
Zip: 28501
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Graves within: unknown at least 20
Oldest grave: early 1750s
Records: Unsure
Inventory: No
Owner: Unknown at this time

Problem's
Cemetery about to be destroyed
Property Encroachment
Overgrown-trees
Overgrown-ground cover
Overgrown-vines
Broken Headstones
Buried Headstones
Disintegrating Headstones
Fallen Headstones
General Neglect
Records location

Cemetery description

This is the final resting place of family members for the first Governor of North Carolina Richard Caswell as well as from the family of Pres. George Washington's brother. It is now covered over in weeds, trees, bamboo and even pavement. The brick wall surrounding the elder Caswell's is all but broken and crumbled, tombstones falling over or missing. The present Governor of NC has been updated on this situation as have other government officials, but no one has responded. They have allowed a parking lot to be placed over the front portion of the cemetery and the rest to go to nature. Appalling is the best I can say about it.

Other Problems

Now that we have made the public aware of this cemetery I am afraid of vandalism as this cemetery could also be the final resting place for the Governor himself.

Previous Contacts

Governor Hunt, every state politician for North Carolina and even the White House. Several newspapers.

Current Status

We are trying to find the legal owners of the property to see what can be done about returning it to the rightful owners, the descendants of Governor Richard Caswell, as he left the cemetery to his heirs and family forever.

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Susan M Burgess-Hoffman
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Taylor Cemetery
Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina

Cemetery: Taylor Cemetery
Other:
Sign: No
Street: Forkner Road
City: Mount Airy
Township:
County: Surry
State: NC
Nation: USA
Zip: 27030
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: From Hwy. 103 East out of Mount Airy, go approximately 3 miles to the Flat Rock section of Surry County; turn right on Orchard View Drive. Go approximately 1/2 mile to ?Forkner Road, turn left, travel to end of road. Walk uphill, toward the left of the cleared land, about 200 yards. Grave yard is on top of a rise of land in the woods.
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural-mixed
Terrain: Hillside
Watersource: No
Features: Overgrown with many thick trees, shrubs and weeds.
Property: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established:
Gravestones: 6 +
Oldest:
Newest:
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: No
Repairs: Unsure
Methods:
Restoration: No
Association: Unsure
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Availability:
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: No
Crypts: Yes
Fencing: No
Walkways: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: Yes
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native: Yes
Slate:
Others:
Wood:
Materials:
Architectural:
Angels:
Draperies:
Fraternal:
Hands:
Lambs: Yes
Monograms:
Plants: Yes
Photos:
Religious:
Scrollwork:
Urns:
Carvings:
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather:
Pollution: No
Vandalized: Yes
Report:
VA: Gravestones-Overturned
VA: Gravestones-Broken
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Damaging
Vegetation: Trees
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Vegetation: Moss
Vegetation: Vines
Drainage: Problem-Seasonal
Owner: Unknown
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Woods
Change: Unknown
Reason:
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Yes
Contacted:

Surnames

Jones, Shelton, Taylor, Watson

Other Information

I have been thee once, when doing genealogy. My physical health prevents me from returning, but this graveyard is in danger of sinking into the landscape.

Support

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name: Kathy M. Goins
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Date: 21 April 2002

Smith Family Cemetery
Parkersburg, Sampson County, North Carolina

Cemetery: Smith Family
Other:
Sign: Yes
Street:
City: Parkersburg
Township:
County: Sampson
State: North Carolina
Nation:
Zip:
Status: Inactive
Size: Medium
Directions:
Type: Road-private
Location: Rural-mixed
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features:
Property: Private
Access: Permission-required
Enclosure: Fence
Gate: Locks
Established: 1700's
Gravestones: 60
Oldest: 1700
Newest:
Removed: No
Relocated: No
Repairs: Unsure
Methods:
Restoration: Unsure
Association: Yes
Records: Yes
Inventory: No
Availability:
Landscaping: No
Paths: Yes
Trees: No
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Walkways: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: Yes
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native: Unsure
Slate: Unsure
Others: Unsure
Wood: No
Materials: Unsure
Architectural: Unsure
Angels: Yes
Draperies: Unsure
Fraternal: No
Hands: Unsure
Lambs: Yes
Monograms: Unsure
Plants: Yes
Photos: No
Religious: Yes
Scrollwork: Unsure
Urns: No
Carvings: Unsure
Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained
Unmarked: No
Broken: No
Toppled: No
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: No
Weather: Yes
Pollution: No
Vandalized: No
Overgrowth: Problem-Access
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Drainage: Good
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Same
Reason:
Visited: Occasionally
Archeology: No
Habitat: Unknown
Contacted:

Surnames

Smith

Other Information

this is a family cemetery that was used by our family sine the early 1800's

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name: shawn scott
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Date: 050802

St. Phillips Cemetery
Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina

Cemetery: St. Phillips Church
Other:
Sign: Yes
Street: Old Salem
City: Winston-Salem
Township:
County: Forsyth
State: NC
Nation: USA
Zip: 27101
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions:
Type: Road-private
Location: Urban-developed
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features:
Land Type: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure:
Gate: None
Established: 1800
Gravestones:
Oldest:
Newest:
Removed: Yes
Relocated: Unsure
Repairs: Unsure
Methods:
Restoration: Unsure
Association: Unsure
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Records location:
Landscaping: Unsure
Paths: Unsure
Trees: Unsure
Crypts: Unsure
Fencing: Unsure
Walkways: Unsure
Brickwork: Unsure
Ironwork: Unsure
Sculpture: Unsure
Fountains: Unsure
Roads: Unsure
Buildings: Unsure
Cement: Unsure
Granite: Unsure
Marble: Unsure
Native Stone: Unsure
Slate: Unsure
Other Stone: Unsure
Wood: Unsure
Materials: Unsure
Architectural:
Angels:
Draperies:
Fraternal:
Hands:
Lambs:
Monograms:
Plants:
Photos:
Religious:
Scrollwork:
Urns:
Other Carvings:
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating:
Buried: Unsure
Weather problems: Unknown
Pollution problems:
Vandalized: Yes
VA: Gravestones-Overturned
Overgrowth: None
Drainage: Good
Problem: Encroachment
Owner: Business
Use: Commercial
Bordering: Educational
Change: Same
Reason:
Visited: Unknown
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Unknown
Contacted:

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St. Phillips Church was expanded over this cemetery at some point in the 1800s. St. Phillips church and the cemetery are a part of Old Salem - A historical preservation organization and living history town. I have heard that the addition to the church was built on graves and that gravestones were removed and put under the church floor! Are there laws that require the restoration of cemeteries previously "built over" a hundred years ago? Shouldn't those stones be restored? I just wanted to report this to your organization so that you can ensure that the proper authorities are aware of this.

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name: Antonio Corelli
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Date: 2/26/02

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