HAMPSHIRE DRIVE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
The Baileys Cemetery is maintained and unfenced, but you will have to walk about 200 feet up the hill to access it.
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BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY
BETHEL ROAD, WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
The cemetery is behind Bethel Presbyterian Church. It is a large maintained, un-fenced cemetery.
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BLACKWELL CHAPEL CEMETERY
RICH VALLEY ROAD, WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
It will be a sharp turn up a paved curving driveway marked only by a mailbox. Continue beyond the house on the right to the fenced cemetery on the hill. The cemetery is maintained.
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NORTHWOODS TRAIL, WYNDALE, VIRGINIA
The Broady-Lee Cemetery is in a wooded area beside the Northwoods Trail Road.
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BRYSON COVE ROAD, WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
The cemetery will be at the roadside.
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(Formerly the Trigg-Denton Cemetery
DRAKE ROAD, WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
You will see the Campbell-Denton Cemetery sign on the roadside. The dirt road to the cemetery is chained and locked, but you can pull off Drake Road and park in front of the chain. To reach the cemetery you will have to walk uphill on the road about 200 yards to another chained, but unlocked, gate at the entrance to the cemetery. It is a small fenced and maintained cemetery at the edge of the woods on a grassy hill.
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PIEDMONT AVENUE, BRISTOL, VIRGINIA
Pidemont Avenue ends in a dirt road which cirles the cemetery.
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MARYS CHAPEL ROAD, WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Watch for a black-topped driveway on the right going up a hill. The driveway is across from a small white dilapidated house. The Denton Cemetery is at the end of this driveway. The cemetery is maintained and fenced.
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EMORY AND HENRY CEMETERY
The Holston Conference/Emory and Henry Cemetery was established in the
mid-1800s by the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. The cemetery is for Holston Conference ministers and their families, Emory and Henry employees and members of the immediate Emory community. In addition to many ministers, former college presidents and professors, the cemetery also has the graves of more than 200 Confederate soldiers. The cemetery is maintained.
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GLADE SPRING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY
GLADE SPRING, VIRGINIA
Glade Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery is also known as the Old Glade
Cemetery. Brig. Gen. William E. "Grumble" Jones, C.S.A., who was killed at the Battle of Piedmont on June 5, 1864 is buried here, as are some of the earlier settlers in this area of the county. The cemetery is beside the Glade Spring Presbyterian Church. The cemetery is maintained.
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(FORMERLY THE TAYLOR VALLEY CEMETERY)
TAYLOR VALLEY, VIRGINIA
This is a fairly large unfenced cemetery that is maintained.
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WIDENER VALLEY ROAD, WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
The James Cemetery on Widener Valley Road is a small fenced in plot approximately 100 feet by 100 feet on a rise in the middle of a pasture. There is no direct access by car. You will have to walk almost a half mile from the Lebanon Methodist Church parking lot. Looking South across the road you will see a small brick house beside a lane. Walk down the lane and then across the pasture to reach the cemetery. The cemetery is maintained.
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SWISS LANE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
The Kestner-Reynolds Cemetery just off Swiss Lane in Washington County is a good example of a cemetery "high on a windy hill". It is a small maintained fenced in plot that opens on a wide vista of the valley below. The cemetery is about 150 feet up a wooded dirt (tire track) access road. Depending on conditions, you may have to walk up the hill to the cemetery.
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HILLANDALE ROAD, WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
The McCulloch-Mallicote Cemetery is a hilltop cemetery near the intersection of Northridge Road and Hillandale Road. You can park at the barn and will have to walk up the hill to reach the cemetery. It is not maintained but it is fenced with a gate.
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The Mendota name is derived from a Native American Indian name that means, "a
bend in the river." According to several sources, the cemetery was established in the early 1800's. However, a tombstone inscription for Vinson L. Simpson reads: "He was the first one to be laid in this cemetery, having made his own selection while in perfect health." Died: 5 Oct 1880. The next oldest tombstone is that of Sarah Lewis Died: 22 Aug 1881, followed by Elizabeth Myers Stickley, 1815 - 1884. It is just before the Mendota Post Office and on the hill behind the United Methodist Church. The Cemetery is maintained.
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CEMETERY ROAD, DAMASCUS, VIRGINIA
The Mock Cemetery will be on both the left and the right of the road. This is a fairly large unfenced cemetery that is maintained. Many of the founders of Damascus are buried here.
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TAYLOR HOLLOW, WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
The Neal Cemetery is typical of the hundreds of small unmaintained cemeteries in Washington County. Many of these cemeteries have already been lost forever and many more are being threatened by neglect, encroaching nature, damage from livestock, and even deliberate destruction. If you know of any small undocumented cemeteries in the County, please contact the Society so we can follow up and record the sites. You can park near the lane with a locked gate leading past a gas well. Do not park in the lane or block the gate. As you look south down the lane, the Neal Cemetery well be on a level area up the the steep hillside to your right. You can access the cemetery by climbing up the hillside or you can walk down the lane until you reach a barely visible path on your right which leads up to the cemetery. There are only two marked graves of children in the cemetery. The cemetery is in a wooded area and is not maintained.
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ASTOR ROAD, WYNDALE, VIRGINIA
The Peargon cemetery was known as a "colored" cemetery. It is off of Astor Road in a wooded area.
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ROCK SPRING CHURCH CEMETERY
ROCK SPRING ROAD, WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
The Rock Spring Church Cemetery is fairly large church cemetery at the intersection of Liberty Hall Drive and Rock Spring Road (County Road 803). The back and sides of the cemetery are fenced leaving the front (roadside) open and easily accessible from the road. The cemetery is maintained by the church.
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WINDY HILL ROAD, WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
The cemetery is fenced and appears to be periodically mown. A slave cemetery is said to be outside the main cemetery fence.
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BOBWHITE ROAD, WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
The Scott Cemetery is a small family cemetery on Bobwhite Road. The cemetery is fenced and not especially overgrown, but it doesn't appear to be regularly maintained. It can be reached on an unpaved two rut lane that runs about 500 feet, you will go around a hairpin turn and the cemetery will be on your left.
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SINKING SPRING CEMETERY
Sinking Spring Cemetery was established as the burial ground for members of the Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church, which was organized in 1773. These early settlers purchased 55 acres for a nominal sum from Dr. Thomas Walker, an explorer and wealthy land speculator who was promoting the development of the town of Abingdon. The members of the congregation, led by Rev. Charles Cummings, built their log church house and laid out the cemetery on 11 acres. Later they sold off the remaining 44 acres. The Cemetery is maintained.
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CLEAR CREEK LAKE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
The Teeter Cemetery is another example of the hundreds of small cemeteries in Washington County. As is the case of many such cemeteries, over the years, the adjacent properties have been developed until the cemetery is an small island unto itself, far removed from the purpose and character of its surroundings. In this case, the Teeter Cemetery is encircled by a wooden two rail fence on a wooded knoll just off a golf course fairway. From the main entrance of the golf course, park at the left rear of the parking lot and you can see Teeter Cemetery on a knoll just across the driving range. The cemetery is maintained.
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RIVERBEND DRIVE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
The Worley Cemetery is the inspiration for the title of Catherine McConnell's seminal book, "High on a Windy Hill: Cemeteries of Washington County, Virginia". On a beautiful day, with a swinging bridge crossing and a walk through the fields, a visit to the Worley cemetery can indeed be inspiring. The access road dead ends at a river and you will need to park and walk across the river on a swinging bridge. Once you cross the bridge, you will be able to see the cemetery on a hill that is slightly to your left. It will be to the left of two houses and a barn. You will need to walk about a quarter mile across a field to reach the hill. The cemetery is fenced and maintained.
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WYNDALE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY
SHANNON HILL DRIVE, WYNDALE, VIRGINIA
The cemetery is behind the Wyndale United Methodist Church
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