24 November 2011

Old Macedonia Church Cemetery: The Layout

Old Macedonia Church Cemetery made me wish I had brought bug spray and a friend along. The cemetery is directly off of Tryon Road on Mid Pines (the cemetery is on the right). There is a little gravel driveway in which you can pull up. A forest backs the cemetery and there are trees and tall weeds throughout. This cemetery should not be confused with Macedonia UMC cemetery which is down the road at Tryon Road and Holly Springs Road, although both were started by Macedonia UMC.

The history of Macedonia UMC states that:
The original location was at the corner of Mid Pines and Tryon Roads Raleigh. That church was built on land totaling one acre, acquired from Charles Williams for the sum of $0.50 (50 cents). The formal dedication for that building was held June 6 1886. The paster of that church was J.F. Butts and the presiding Elder was N.M.D. Wilson. (1)
It you visit this cemetery now, however, there is no sign of a church.

The cemetery has various family plots scattered throughout, many graves marked only with stones, and some marked with unreadable funeral home markers. The main plots and their locations are listed below. Some family plots are enclosed, others are not.

A- Holderfield
B- Batts
C- Cates & King
D- Watkins & King
E- West
F- Johnson
G- Johnson
H- Gilchrist
I- Powell

Want more information about the internments at Old Macedonia Church Cemetery:
2. http://www.interment.net/data/us/nc/wake/macedonia/mac.htm
3. http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/wake/cem108.htm

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