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Page Hollow Cemetery
Pageton, McDowell County, West Virginia

Date: June 15, 2001

Cemetery: Page Hollow Cemetery
Established: Unknown
Street: Rt 161
Type: Road-private
City: Pageton
Township: Pageton
County: McDowell
State: West Virginia
Nation: USA
Zip: 24871
Nearby: Rt 161
Location: Rural-woods
Land: Flat
Watersource: No
Features: Trees, Moss, Ground Covering
Sign: Yes
Land Type: Private
Access: Closed
Enclosure: Fence-Broken
Gate: None
Status: Abandoned
Size: Medium
Gravestones: 50
Oldest: Unknown
Newest: Unknown
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Buried: Unsure
Removed: Unknown
Weather problems: Unknown
Pollution problems: No
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: No
Records location:
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Vandalized: No
Overgrowth: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Disturbing
Vegetation: Trees
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Vegetation: Moss
Vegetation: Vines
Drainage: Good
Problem: Restricted access
Problem: Access denied
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Work Status: No work started as of yet
Owner: Cemetery
Use:
Bordering: Woods
Change: Same
Reason:
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: No
Contacted: No one

Other Information

This cemetery is very difficult to get to. The only access road that I know of is a small dirt road that leads straight up hill. I have only been to it twice by means of an ATV. As far as I know, no one ever visits the cemetery, but there are those who would like to but access is impossible. There are some old logging roads, but I'm not sure where they lead. This cemetery has definitely been abandoned.

Support

Submitted by:

name: Renee Mitchem
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Old Mt. Aries Cemetery
Middlebourne, Tyler County, West Virginia

Date: April 3,2001

Cemetery: Old Mt. Aries
Established: 1818
Street: Old Rt # 18
City: Middlebourne
Township: Ellsworth District
County: Tyler
State: West Virginia
Nation:
Zip: 26149
Nearby: Rt # 18
Reached by: Crossing property-public
Location: Urban-developed
Land: Flat
Water: No
Features: lawn, garden
Sign: No
Land Type: Private
Access: Closed
Surrounded by: None
Gate: None
Status: Abandoned
Size: Medium
Unmarked graves: Yes
Markers:
Gravestones: 1 Several missing
Broken gravestones: No
Toppled gravestones: No
Buried gravestones: Yes
Removed Gravestones: Yes
Weather problems: No
Pollution problems: No
Oldest grave: 1818
Newest grave: unknown
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Records location:
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Vandalized: Yes
Police report: No
VA: Stolen gravestones
VA: Graves desecrated
Vegetation: None
Vegetation: Access problem
Vegetation: Disturbing-graves
Vegetation: Disturbing gravestones
Vegetation: Damaging gravestones
Vegetation problem: Overgrown-ground cover
Drainage: Good
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Work Status: No work started as of yet
Owner: Private
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Residential
Change: Unknown
Reason: Agriculture
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Previous contacts: owner of property

Other information

About 4 years ago my mother and I went to this cemetery such as it was and found only 1 grave marker. A lot of the older residents in Tyler County remember this cemetery quite well. Describing it to be quite large with several graves, and having an iron gate and a fence enclosing it. Also there was one large marker in the middle of this cemetery. After visiting this cemetery and marking down the inscription from the lonely grave we went to the local court house to see if we could find it on record , there was none. Several weeks had passed and my mother phone me to tell me the grave marker that we had seen was gone. It was large in size. I immediately contacted the owner of the property and ask what had become of it, he tried to tell me that there was never a grave marker there. I then sat down and wrote a letter to the editor of the local paper explaining what had happen and ask for any one who had might have prior knowledge of this cemetery to contact me I got several replies. After the editorial ran I received another phone call from my mother and she informed me that a grave marker had appeared but not the one we had previously seen. This one is smaller and the name on the marker is different. The property is rented and the owner does not want to discuss this matter. If fact where the gravesite of the graves that once were is where the renters of the property plant their garden yearly.

Support Contacts

Tyler County Historical Society

Submitted By:

name: Carol Turkaly
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Mullins Cemetery
Chapmansville, Boone County, West Virginia

Date: July 4 2000

Cemetery Name: Solomon Mullins grave site, Hill Farm
Street: Rt 1, Box 125
City: Chapmansville
County: Boone
State: West Virginia
Nation: United States
Zip: 25508
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Graves within: Two for sure, maybe more
Oldest grave: August 18, 1858
Records: Yes
Inventory: Unsure
Owner: No one specific. I paid a neighbor to look after it for a while since I live in Ky. This cemetery located on David Hill farm in Chapmansville, West Virginia.
Problem's
Cemetery about to be destroyed
Property Encroachment
Overgrown-ground cover
Overgrown-vines
General Neglect
Vandalism

Location

The U S government provided a marker for Solomon Mullins' service in War of 1812. It was placed beside the stone's we brought from Kentucky. On record in Washington, D.C.

Description

This small cemetery is located outside of Chapmanville, W Virginia. It holds the remains of 1812 War of veteran Solomon Mullins (1782-1858) and his wife Sarah Greenfield Cathey. There are also some possible slaves buried there. It is located on the Hill farm. Myself and a cousin collected funds to buy two stones which we took there. At the time the original stones, very old but readable were there. Now we understand they are gone and we are concerned the two new ones may be destroyed.

Other Problems

This small cemetery located beside a county road. If work is done there it could be completely bull dozed over. These graves are history itself as old Solomon Mullins fought in the War of 1812 and his father, John Mullins, buried in Clintwood, Virginia, fought in Revolutionary War.

Previous Contacts

When I first found where these graves were I went there. I called W Virginia state officials and they verbally said the graves would not be destroyed. Another lady and myself then collected the money to buy new stones and took them there (in back of our car). The government also set the 1812 stone. We have since found out the original two stones for our ancestors have disappeared and the two ones are leaning over. We are afraid they will be taken or left to the elements. Please advise us whom we should talk with about this problem.

Current Status

I have been told (and remember I live many, many miles from the area) that the cemetery should be checked and a fence be placed around it. Two original stones either under ground or have been taken. Two new stones standing but leaning. Very concerned. This cemetery is part of our country's history and should be respected and taken care of.

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Peggy Selby Gallowat
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Moore Cemetery
New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia


Cemetery: Moore Cemetery
Other:
Sign: No
Street: On Rt 89 in Proctor, Wetzel County, WV
City: near New Martinsville
Township: Proctor District
County: Wetzel County
State: WV
Nation: USA
Zip:
lat_ns: N
lat_h: 39
lat_mmss: 42.40
long_ew: W
long_h: 80
long_mmss: 49.14
Status: Abandoned
Size: Medium
Directions: Located on Proctor Creek, Route 89 and about half a mile from Proctor, Route 2. This cemetery is now between the highway (Route 89) and the waters of Proctor Creek which is much wider now because of the dams on the river. .
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Level
Watersource: Yes
Features: Basically a forrest now.
Property: Private
Access: Permission-required
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established:
Gravestones: 30-40
Oldest:
Newest:
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: Unsure
Repairs: No
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: Yes
Association: Unsure
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Yes
Availability:
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: Unsure
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native: Yes
Slate: Yes
Others: Yes
Wood: Unsure
Materials: Unsure
Architectural: No
Angels: No
Draperies: No
Fraternal: No
Hands: No
Lambs: No
Monograms: No
Plants: No
Photos: No
Religious: No
Scrollwork: No
Urns: No
Carvings: No
Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: Yes
Pollution: No
Vandalized: No
Report: Yes
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging
GroundCover: Yes
Moss:
Vines:
Drainage: Problem-Constant
Problem1:
Problem2:
Owner: Unknown
Use: Residential
Bordering: Transportation
Change: Unknown
Reason: Roads
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: No
Contacted:

Surnames:

Moore

Other_Information:

Support:

Submitted by:
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Name: Ken Childers
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Date: 9/9/2003

Update:

The Moore Cemetery has been cleaned of all brush and all gravestones are visible. It looks great. My g-g-grandparents are buried there. John and Rhoda Moore.

Submitted by:

Date: 8-20-05
name: Tom Cook
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Montgomery Cemetery
Montgomery, Fayette County, West Virginia

Date: July 27, 2001

Cemetery: Montgomery Cemetery
Established: 1800's
Street: Rt 61 E
Type: Road-public
City: Montgomery
Township:
County: Fayette
State: West Virginia
Nation: US
Zip: 25136
Nearby: Overpass to Montgomery Bridge
Location: Urban-developed
Land: Hillside
Watersource: No
Features:
Sign: No
Land Type: Public
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Gravestones: 25
Oldest: early 1800's
Newest:
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Buried: Unsure
Removed: Unknown
Weather problems: Yes
Pollution problems: No
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: No
Records location:
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Vandalized: Yes
Police report: Yes
VA: Gravestones-Overturned
VA: Gravestones-Broken
VA: Graffiti
Overgrowth: Problem-Access
Vegetation: Trees
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Drainage: Constant problem
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Restoration: No work started as of yet
Owner: Cemetery
Use:
Bordering: Transportation
Change: Smaller
Reason: Roads
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: No
Contacted: We went directly to city hall since the Mayor is supposed to be a descendant of these families.

Other Information

These are the burial spots for the founding fathers of the town of Montgomery, who descend from the first settlers not only in the Kanawha Valley, but for what became Montgomery.

Support

Submitted by:

name: Sherry Levoy
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MacDonald Cemetery
Mt. Hope, Fayette County, West Virginia

Date: 3-22-01

Cemetery: MacDonald Cemetery (aka Odd Fellows cemetery)
Established:
Street: Jct 211
City: Mt. Hope
Township:
County: Fayette
State: West Virginia
Nation: United States
Zip: 25880
Nearby:
Reached by: Public road
Location: Suburban-developed
Land: Hillside
Water: No
Sign: No
Land Type: Public
Access: Open
Surrounded by: None
Gate: None
Status: Abandoned
Size: Medium
Unmarked graves: Yes
Markers:
Gravestones: 20
Broken gravestones: Yes
Toppled gravestones: Yes
Buried gravestones: Unsure
Removed Gravestones: Unknown
Weather problems: Yes
Pollution problems: No
Oldest grave:
Newest grave: 1943
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Records location:
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Vandalized: Yes
Police report: No
VA: Overturned gravestones
VA: Broken gravestones
Vegetation: Disturbing gravestones
Vegetation problem: Trees
Vegetation problem: Overgrown-ground cover
Vegetation problem: Overgrown-vines
Drainage:
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Work Status: Work underway - No noticeable improvements as of yet
Owner: Cemetery
Use:
Bordering: Residential
Change: Same
Reason:
Visited: Rarely
Previous contacts:

Other information

This cemetery has at least one union and supposedly one confederate buried in it. My mother and I found the Union Soldier, but we are still trying to find the Confederate. The area is so grown up that we could not reach all of the stones.

Submitted By:
name: Melanie G. Whittington
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Low Cemetery
Westover, Monongalia


Cemetery: Low
Other:
Sign: No
Street: DuPont Road (WV 19/9)
City: Westover
Township:
County: Monongalia
State: WV
Nation: USA
Zip: 26501
lat_ns: N
lat_h: 39
lat_mmss: 620667
long_ew: W
long_h: 79
long_mmss: 97283
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: Inside Flagship Ridge housing development property off DuPont Rd. On a hill.
Type: Road-public
Location: Surburban
Terrain: Hillside
Watersource: No
Features:
Property: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established:
Gravestones: 6
Oldest: 1888
Newest: 1918
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: Unsure
Repairs: No
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: Unsure
Association: Unsure
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Availability:
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: No
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: No
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native: No
Slate: No
Others: No
Wood: No
Materials: No
Architectural: No
Angels: No
Draperies: No
Fraternal: No
Hands: No
Lambs: No
Monograms: No
Plants: Yes
Photos: No
Religious: No
Scrollwork: No
Urns: No
Carvings: Unsure
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: Yes
Pollution: Yes
Vandalized: Yes
Report: No
VA1: Gravestones-Overturned
VA2: Gravestones-Broken
VA3: Gravestones-Stolen
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2:
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4:
GroundCover: Yes
Moss:
Vines:
Drainage: Good
Problem1: Encroachment
Problem2: Apathy
Owner: Business
Use: Residential
Bordering: Residential
Change: Unknown
Reason: Roads
Visited: Unknown
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Yes
Contacted:

Surnames:

Low, Meeks, Parker

Other_Information:

Support:

Submitted by:
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Name: Jennifer Selfridge
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Date: June 18, 2006

Thomas Cemetery
Spring Hill, Kanawha County, West Virginia

Date: 3/7/2001

Cemetery: Lindsey Thomas Cemetery
Established: c1830
Street: Located at the Junction on Pike and Upton Street
City: Spring Hill
Township:
County: Kanawha County
State: West Virginia
Nation: USA
Zip: 25314
Nearby: Upton Creek
Reached by: Public road
Location: Suburban developed
Land: Flat
Water: Yes
Sign: No
Land Type: Private
Access: Open
Surrounded by: Natural
Gate: None
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Unmarked graves: Yes
Markers:
Gravestones: 20
Broken gravestones: Yes
Toppled gravestones: Yes
Buried gravestones: Yes
Removed Gravestones: Yes
Weather problems: Yes
Pollution problems: Unknown
Oldest grave: 1857
Newest grave: 1933
Records: No
Inventory: Unsure
Records location:
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Vandalized: Yes
Police report: No
VA1: Overturned gravestones
VA2: Broken gravestones
VA3: Stolen gravestones
VA4: Graffiti
VA5: Graves desecrated
Vegetation: Disturbing gravestones
Vegetation problem: Trees
Drainage: Constant problem
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Work Status: No work started as of yet
Owner: Unknown
Use: Dumping
Bordering: Residential
Change: Smaller
Reason: Housing
Visited: Rarely
Previous contacts: Talked to some residents of the area

Submitted By:
name: Kristie Cornett
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Lewis Cemetery
Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia

Date: June 23, 2001

Cemetery: Lewis Cemetery
Established: 1700's
Street: Rt. 62 North
Type: Road-private
City: Point Pleasant
Township:
County: Mason
State: West Virginia
Nation:
Zip: 25550
Nearby: Route 62 North
Location: Rural-agricultural
Land: Hillside
Watersource: Yes
Features: trees, brush, weeds
Sign: No
Land Type: Private
Access: Permission-required
Enclosure: Fence-Broken
Gate: Non-locking
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Gravestones: 35
Oldest: 1790
Newest: 1900
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Buried: Yes
Removed: Yes
Weather problems: Yes
Pollution problems: Unknown
Association: Unsure
Records: Yes
Inventory: Unsure
Records location: Cemetery Inscriptions (author-Violet Machir )
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Vandalized: Yes
Police report: No
VA: Gravestones-Overturned
VA: Gravestones-Broken
VA: Graves-Desecrated
Overgrowth: Problem-Access
Vegetation: Trees
Vegetation: Vines
Drainage: Good
Problem: Restricted access
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Restoration:
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Transportation
Change: Same
Reason:
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Contacted: Local DAR

Other Information

This cemetery contains the Revolutionary soldier, Charles Lewis. The condition of this cemetery is horrible.

Support

Submitted by:

name: Genetta Browning
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Lester Cemetery
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia

Date: 8 - 6 2000

Cemetery: Lester
Street: Powell Mountain Rd
City: Princeton
County: Mercer
State: West Virginia
Nation: U S A
Zip: 24740
Nearby: Powell Mt Road off Rt 3 - ( Cheesey Creek Rd) Between Oakvale and Elgood - Princeton WV
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Accessible: Unsure
Unmarked graves: Yes
Graves within: 50-100
Oldest grave: unknown
Newest grave: 1928 Liza Edwards
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Records location:
Owner: Land owned by Lester family
Current Condition:
Cemetery neglected
Overgrown-trees
Overgrown-ground cover
Overgrown-vines
Other problems: Only Two real stones, Metal Markers , Engraved Rock names worn off
Previous contacts: No one I don't live in state - visit for vacations
Current Status: No work started as of yet

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Vera Bushinsky
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