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278    ST. JAMES MISSION [K14.1]

      Location - Town of Pittsboro. 400 feet west of SR 1516, north of the residence of Windel M. Crawley, 0.5 mile northwest of intersection of Old NC 87 with NC 87

      Coordinates: 35d 43m 47.0s N; 79d 11m 27.0s W Click here for Google maps

      St. James was a Mission of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. In the early 1930's, the cemetery was vandalized, markers were broken, and strewn about. There are many unmarked graves.

      On 6 September 1990, Will M. Heiser found one broken gravestone, clearly legible. There may be others under the leaves.

      Owner: St. James Mission Trustees, Diocese of NC, c/o St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Pittsboro NC.
      Legal Description: Deed Book CH-318, 26 September 1891, by J. C. and M. A. Y. Palmer to Rev. T. B. Lyman, R. H. Battle, C. E. Johnson, Trustees.
      Topo Quadrant: Pittsboro.
      Church owned: Yes. Denomination: Episcopal.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Cemetery size: 1.156 acres.
      Black: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Landlocked by private property
      Overgrown and not easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 1.
      Last burial: 1914.
      Markers damaged: Yes.
      Damage from vandalism: Yes.
      Hazards: Neglect.
      Significant events: Ground given by St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Pittsboro NC to black Mission Church.
      Miscellaneous information: At one time there were many tombstones. All but one have been removed by vandals, or strewn about..
      Last canvassed by: Will M. Heiser. Date: 6 Sep 1990.


  1. Clegg, June   (b. 17 Jun 1857 - d. 7 Mar 1914)
      • Footstone: "JC".


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