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324    UNKNOWN [L24.2]

      Location - New Hope Township. Lot 4, New Hope Trails Subdivision, 450 feet northwest of SR 1941, Seaforth Road, 250 feet southwest of Forest Lane, 1.4 miles south of US 64, west of Jordan Lake

      Coordinates: 35d 43m 11.0s N; 79d 03m 45.0s W Click here for Google maps

      On 7 February 1995, Garrow and Associates, Inc., made a comprehensive archaeological survey of the site, which determined that there were 30 grave sites noted by depressed areas and/or field stones. On 16 February 1995, the site was inspected by Will M. Heiser. An extensive search of property deeds and contact with knowledgeable neighbors did not reveal the persons buried in this cemetery or the family who originated the cemetery.

      Owner: Julie Felicia Owen and Henrietta McNeil.
      Legal Description: Plat Slide 88-168, Lot 4. Deed Book 605-135, 4 Nov 1992.
      Topo Quadrant: Merry Oaks.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 30.
      Cemetery size: 100' x 140'.
      Restricted access: Yes. Private property
      Overgrown and not easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Number of readable markers: 0.
      Hazards: Development of lot.
      Significant events: Deed IQ-580, 14 Mar 1942, for 43 acres from H. M. Poe to J. Lonnie Copeland says "Save and except from the above one-half of an acre, more or less, which is reserved as a family graveyard.".
      Miscellaneous information: Comprehensive archaeological survey made by Garrow and Associates, Inc. Some sunken grave sites; many sites with unmarked fieldstones. Site visited by Will M. Heiser, 16 Feb 1995..
      Last canvassed by: Daniel Cassedy and Kathy Wilson. Date: 7 Feb 1995.

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