|Old River Road|
North Carolina USA
Postal Code: 27858
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
This is a massive African American cemetery with many, many unmarked graves. This cemetery was deep in the woods with a cleared fenced-in area. The fenced-in area is where all the Adams relatives were buried. The were also many headstones and markers in the wooded areas on the outside of the fence. Please note that what has been labeled as the "Blount-Adams Cemetery" is actually called Clark Cemetery. When it was first used as a cemetery during the early 1920's, it was called New Cemetery. Many of the graves were destroyed by a gravel company before the company was forced to stop the destruction of the graves sometime during the 1990's. What would you see now is only a "drop in the bucket" of the graves that used to be there. This cemetery is located on the south side of Old River Road (SR 1401) 0.5 mile west of NC 33. A path on the west side of the water treatment plant leads through the woods to the cemetery, which is located about 300 yards from the highway.