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286    COUNTY HOME [K26.2]

      Location - Town of Pittsboro, Center Township. 300 feet west of SR 1965, County Garage Road (Fairgrounds Association Road), 0.2 mile south of US 64, in woods west of Pittsboro Community Cemetery (K26.1)

      Coordinates: 35d 43m 00.6s N; 79d 10m 00.6s W Click here for Google maps

      Referred to as Piney Grove Cemetery on Plat 1-6, October 1925. Purchased by Thomas A. Thompson and C. B. Boswich, on 11 July 1925, from R. J. and Nettie Johnson and from V. R. and Nellie Johnson (Deed GK-281). On 13 April 1926, Chatham County bought ten lots, each 15 feet by 25 feet, of a total of 10 lots (Deed GO-369). Since the compiler found no record of transfer of other lots, he believes Chatham County is responsible for the entire tract of 30 lots.

      Plat 90-17, Revision 2 dated 22 December 1989, for adjacent property, refers to "approximately 47 gravesites counted in area from woods line to property line near fence." On 2 March 1995, Will M. Heiser recorded one marker with legible inscriptions (for Robert Alston), one marker with illegible markings, numerous field stones, and about 35 sunken grave sites.

      A Register of the Chatham County Home, on file in the Museum of the Chatham County Historical Association, records the burials of 8 persons in the County Home Cemetery. Some are white, some are colored.

      Owner: Chatham County.
      Legal Description: Plat 1-6, October 1925, Piney Grove Cemetery. Deed GO-369, 13 April 1926, Thompson and Goswick to Chatham County.
      Topo Quadrant: Pittsboro.
      Privately owned: Yes. Explanation: Chatham County
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 47.
      Cemetery size: 0.35 acre.
      Black: Yes.
      White: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. In woods behind open cemetery
      Overgrown and easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: Yes.
      Enclosed explanation: Fence on west side.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 1.
      Last burial: 1938.
      First burial: 1929.
      Significant events: In 1926, Chatham County bought 10 lots of 30, each 15' x 25' from Thomas A. Thompson and C. B. Goswich. Compiler found no record of other lots, but believes Chatham county is responsible for entire tract..
      Miscellaneous information: Note on Plat 90-17, Rev. 22 December 1989, for Piney Grove Cemetery, accompanying Deed 552-673, refers to 47 gravesites.
      Last canvassed by: Will M. Heiser. Date: 2 Mar 1995.


  1. Alston, Robert   (b. 1849 - d. 1929)
      • "He worked for County Home for 30 years". 1'x1'x4". Footstone: RA.
  2. Barns, Hagar   (b. Unknown - d. 25 Jan 1937)
      • Wife of Heck Barns. bur. place not listed; prob. bur. Co. Cem. Ref: Chatham Co. Home Register, p. 22.
  3. Barns, Heck   (b. Unknown - d. 4 Jan 1937)
      • Husband of Hagar Barns. bur. Co. Cem. Ref: Chatham Co. Home Register, p. 22.
  4. Dark, Lee   (b. Unknown - d. 23 Jul 1937)
      • bur. Co. Cem. Ref: Chatham Co. Home Register, p. 22.
  5. Green, Basel   (b. Unknown - d. 21 Jun 1936)
      • bur. Co. Cem. Ref:Chatham Co. Home Register, p. 22.
  6. Judd, Minnie   (b. Unknown - d. 23 Oct 1937)
      • Colored bur. at Co. Cem Ref: Chatham Co. Home Register, p. 26.
  7. Murchison, George   (b. Unknown - d. 24 Mar 1934)
      • bur. at Co. Cemetery Ref:Chatham Co. Home Register, p. 10.
  8. Peoples, B. A.   (b. Unknown - d. 17 Apr 1938)
      • bur. Co. Cem. Ref: Chatham County Home Register, p. 26.
  9. Range, Calvin   (b. Unknown - d. 1 Dec 1934)
      • bur. Co. Cem. Ref:Chatham Co. Home Register, p. 10.


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