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153    MASON SLAVE CEMETERY [F11.2]

      Location - Williams Township. 1200 feet east of Transit Camp Road

      Coordinates: 35d 51m 23.3s N; 78d 59m 08.0s W Click here for Google maps

      In 2004 Thomas Perry reported twelve grave markers, six of them inscribed with seven names. An estimated 25-30 fieldstones are lined up north and south of the fenced graveyard in sunken grave plots, many with unmarked fieldstones.

      Owner: NCSU, Dept of Forestry, College of Natural Resources.
      Topo Quadrant: Green Level.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 25-30.
      Cemetery size: 50' x 20'.
      Overgrown and not easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Unusual situation: fieldstones, many buried.
      Listed: Yes.
      Significant events: sunken areas both north and south of Jesse Mason enclosed cemetery; assume this is slave cemetery.
      Miscellaneous information: GIS coordinates 69930-81892 or 69392-81831.
      Last canvassed by: Thomas Perry. Date: 8 Feb 2003.




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