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Zoar-Shankle Cemetery
Albemarle
Stanly County
North Carolina  USA

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Per 'These Hallowed Grounds':
~~From Albemarle take Hwy 52S to Dennis Rd, turn left. Go about 1.5 miles to a wooden fenced area on the left. Cemetery about 1 mile in woods on a dirt road on Shankle Mountain
~~Owner: Millingport Farms LLC
~~GPS N35.17.648 W 80.08.529
~~Surveyed March 2008 by Keith Byrd, Fred Morgan, Elaine Stewart, Priscilla Clarke and Pam Holbrook
~~37 marked stones, 30 unmarked stones and many other possible graves
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Source: Stanly County, USA, by Ivey L Sharpe & Edgar F. Pepper, III, p. 174, 202-3, 207: Zoar Methodist Church near the Yadkin River, which meant 'little church', disbanded and united with Bethesda about 1925 to form Union Chapel United Methodist Church. It began as a log meeting house with members from the Ivey and Shankle families. There are no early records as to when it began. Nothing remains of the church but a rock-walled cemetery overgrown with large oak trees. The father and mother of George Washington Ivey, Pioneer Circuit Rider, are buried here with a tall tombstone marking their graves.
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