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047    SNIPES (Black) [D03.2]

      Location - Baldwin Township. 1,000 feet west of SR 1541, White Cross Road, 0.5 mile south of Orange County line

      Coordinates: 35d 51m 56.0s N; 79d 12m 18.0s W Click here for Google maps

      It is reported that this cemetery was for blacks associated with the Snipes Family or the Haw River Mountain Church established here in 1806. The church was relocated, in 1830, to Orange County as Antioch Baptist Church.

      On 25 May 1994, Will and Audrey Heiser, Cathy Jones and Nancy Peacock noted several sunken graves and 30+ field stones.

      Owner: Catherine L. Jones.
      Legal Description: Deed Book 461, Page 57, 16 June 1983, Plat 35-97.
      Topo Quadrant: Bynum.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 30.
      Cemetery size: 50' x 80'.
      Black: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. From private lanbe to Periwinkle Farm
      Overgrown and not easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 0.
      Hazards: Time and neglect.
      Significant events: For blacks associated with the Snipes family or with Haw River Mountain Church established here in 1806. The church was relocated to Orange County in 1830 as Antioch Baptist Church..
      Last canvassed by: Will and Audrey Heiser w/ Cathy Jones and Nancy Peacock. Date: 25 May 1994.




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