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440    THOMPSON FAMILY

      Location - off far northern end of Reynolds Road (SR 1330) in Devotion Community. This is a remote and isolated area of Surry County.

      Coordinates: 36d 28m 43.6s N; 80d 55m 52.7s W Click here for Google maps

      Directions: From intersection of Main Street and Kapp Street (Old Courthouse Square) take Kapp Street west (Turns into Zephyr Rd) and follow for 5.5 miles to a road on right side named Kapps Mill Rd. Turn right on that road and follow for 1.85 miles until it dead ends at River Rd. Turn right onto River Rd and follow for 3.5 miles until it dead ends at Haystack Rd. Turn left onto Haystack Rd (SR 1330 and go for 2.7 miles to a gravel road on right side just before entrance to Devotion. The road is named Reynolds Rd and is a gravel road (SR 1330). Turn right on that road go to end of state kept road. From the locked gate (see photo) one must have 4-wheel drive to access. This road was once called Saddle Mountain Creek Road. Once inside the gate drive 1.3 miles to a farm shed on right side of road - park - cemetery is approximately 200 feet directly up the hill on the opposite side of the road from the shed. Follow a farm road into the woods. Cemetery is on the left side of the farm road.

      This cemetery is on private property. The owner(s) live elsewhere in N. C. Visitors must obtain permission and will need a guide to get into the property.

      View #2 of cemetery. View #3 of cemetery. View #4 of cemetery. Justice Hayes and Alfred Thompson at cemetery.

      Photographed and surveyed by Jack Luffman on 14 August 2012, with the assistance of Alfred Thompson, age 90, and Justice Hayes, age 79. Both men grew up in this isolated Black Community.
      This is a black cemetery that may predate the Civil War in its beginnings - rocks only for monuments. Slaves and descendents of slaves were given land in this valley after the Civil War and several generations of African-Americans grew up here. There are approximately 25 graves here.

      Township: Bryan
      Public or Private: Private
      GPS Accuracy (ft): 19 feet
      Elevation above sea level (ft): 1770
      Status of Cemetery: Abandoned




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