All About The Cemetery Survey
--- WELCOME ---
This is the Internet Web edition of the Cemetery Survey of Wake County, North
Carolina. It is brought to you by Cemetery Census. We hope you will find it
user-friendly and useful. We will be adding "newly discovered"
cemeteries and updating cemetery location and other information from time
If you note any problems with using this data please advise Cemetery Census.
If in your use of the data you note any errors, missing entries for any
cemetery, changes needed to any data entry, or older cemeteries, family burial
grounds or individual gravesites not included in this survey that you have
information or personal knowledge about, please write to Allen at this
3230 Walters Rd
Creedmoor, NC 27522-8641
Or contact Cemetery Census by Email at: Cemetery Census
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--- ATTENTION ---
You are invited and encouraged to read the following summary of the origin of
this data and how it came to be here today.
We suggest that you read this summary at least once, probably before
starting to use the data, as it contains important information that may bear on
WHERE THE CEMETERY DATA WAS ACQUIRED
This cemetery survey data was contributed by many dedicated volunteers who braved the elements
and insect bites to record their surveys of the hundreds of cemeteries in Wake County. Special
thanks go to Shirley Olson who has recorded over 170 of the cemeteries.
Thanks also go to the owners of Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Inc. Many thanks for their
excellent cooperation and generous contribution to genealogical research.
One couple in particular has been very prolific in their contributions to the cemetery surveys. Shirley Olson and her husband Gordon Olson have together contributed over 170 cemetery surveys. These surveys cover not only Wake county, but several other surrounding counties. Shirley has also spent many hours researching the records in the NC State Archives, Olivia Raney Library, local newspapers and Family Histories to discover more information about the cemeteries and the burials they contain.
Shirley and Gordon Olson (October 2007)
Allen Dew, a computer professional, spent many hours preparing the database
program that presents the information in a readily accessible manner.
Allen coordinated the acquisition of the material and performed certain
manual editing tasks necessary to make the material easier to use.
A capability exists to add additional cemeteries and graves to the database
in the future. Allen Dew has and continues to maintain the cemetery
database. He may be reached at: Cemetery Census or by mail at Cemetery Census, 3230 Walters Rd,
Creedmoor, NC 27522-8641
Allen has begun adding pictures of grave markers and cemeteries to the database.
The pictures display a graphic PHOTO before each name listed. The graphic
PHOTO may be clicked to show a large, high resolution, picture.
---------------- HAPPY SEARCHING! ----------------
--- UPDATES ---
- 23 Jul 2004 - Initial release of the cemetery data for cemeteries
- 001 Restlawn Memorial Gardens of Raleigh
- 002 Carolina Biblical Gardens of Raleigh
- Nov 2004 - Added cemetery
- April-May 2006 - Added cemeteries
- About 160 cemeteries surveyed by Shirley Olson. Thank you Shirley!
Last revised 12 January 2007