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      Location - New Hope Township. On east side of Old SR 1008, Beaver Creek Road, 0.3 mile north of Beaver Creek, in the Jordan Lake area

      Coordinates: 35d 42m 07.0s N; 79d 01m 04.0s W Click here for Google maps

      During the construction of Jordan Dam and Lake Project by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1970's, the church moved to its present location on SR 1750, Holland Chapel Road. According to Specifications for Cemetery Relocation, Group No. III, Exhibit D, Sheet 8 of 15, for Site 420-C, Contract DACW 21-75-B-0028, there were 303 graves in the cemetery. According to the Cemetery Index Map, Exhibit C, 368 graves were reinterred from the original location (L38.2) to Ebenezer A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Reinterment Site No. 3, (F80.1), on SR 1750, Holland Chapel Road. Exhibit D lists 81 legible grave markers and 222 unknown graves. In 1989, Robert Hughes recorded 66 of the 81 legible grave markers that had been moved during reinterment [Note 6]. In 1938, the County Home Register recorded Lucinda McCoy buried at Ebenezer (L38.2). She was reinterred also but no marker was found.

      Owner: US Army Corps of Engineers.
      Legal Description: Part of Jordan Lake Development: Corps Site 420-C, Exhibit D, Group III.
      Topo Quadrant: Merry Oaks.
      Church owned: Yes. Denomination: AME South.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 303.
      Cemetery size: 160' x 185'.
      Black: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. No longer a cemetery site
      Not identifed: Yes.
      Not identified explanation: See Item 10..
      Enclosed: Yes.
      Markers: Yes.
      Miscellaneous information: 368 graves were reinterred at Ebenezer AME Zion Church Cemetery (F80.1).
      Last canvassed by: Will M. Heiser. Date: 24 Aug 1997.

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