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525    YANKEE [S38.2]

      Location - Cape Fear Township. South of SR 1924, Moncure--Flatwood Road, 0.35 mile east of SR 1916, Corinth Road

      Coordinates: 35d 34m 55.0s N; 79d 01m 18.0s W Click here for Google maps

      In 1984 Martha Harrington reported to the North Carolina Cemetery Survey that Annie Utley was told as a child that an unplowed area was the site of Yankee graves. The story is reported in Kathy Brooks Jones, Buffalo Creek Chronicles, Vol. I.

      Owner: Annie Utley.
      Topo Quadrant: Moncure.
      Privately owned: Yes. Explanation: Yankee
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 5.
      Unrestricted access: Yes.
      Not identifed: Yes.
      Not identified explanation: Annie Utley, owner of the land, was told this as a little girl..
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Listed: Yes.
      Listed explanation: Kathy Brooks Jones, "Buffalo Creek Chronicles," Vol. I. 1984, p. 143..
      Significant events: Annie Utley, owner, was told by her father (who owned the place before her), that there were Yankee graves in this place and that the Yankees placed guards at the graves when they were first buried. The graveyard has never been marked or plowed since..
      Last canvassed by: Martha Harrington. Date: Feb 1984.

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