|Chapel Hill (Orange County)|
North Carolina USA
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Location: In Northeast Chapel Hill Township west of Mt. Hermon Church Rd (SR-1713), off New Leaf Lane, a private road, on an equestrian center. Private property, but visiting is permitted by checking at the main stables.
Additional information: This cemetery has been preserved by Ole and Christy Strigel, the new landowners and developers of the DK-USA Sporthorse Equestrian Center. The cemetery is approximately 135' x 90' in a wooded area left during land clearing for pastures; there is periwinkle but the ground is not otherwise covered by heavy vegetation.
Homer Tapp, a member of the Durham-Orange Genealogical Society and a descendant of the Pratt family through Mary Ann Pratt Tapp, noted that the Pratt homestead was in the vicinity of the bend in Mt. Hermon Church Road. According to the deed the Pratt property lay along or on both sides of an old road known as the "Hillsboro Road." Mr. Garrett, who was familiar with the property prior to its development, said that some identifiable portions of an old road still remain.
In 2007 there were eight marked graves and about 27 graves marked by field stones and/or depressions.
GPS Coordinates: 3d 01 23.0 N 79 01 28.4 W
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