|4306 Auburn-Knightdale Road|
North Carolina USA
Postal Code: 27610
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
AFRICAN AMERICAN CEMETERY
This cemetery is located at 4306 Auburn-Knightdale Road in Garner, NC, directly behind the Springfield Community Center, and across the street from the Springfield Baptist Church. There are unmarked slave graves in this cemetery, and many date back to post Civil War period.
The cemetery is located on a gentle green grassy slope behind the Community Center, surrounded by shade trees. It is well maintained and lovingly care for.
Springfield Baptist Church was founded ca. 1866, when services were held on the east side of Mount Moriah Church and in 1895-1907 the Community Center was built. Many of the church founders, leaders and congregants are in this cemetery. The Springfield Baptist Church today is across the street from the Community Center and often referred to as "the friendly church in the curve".
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