|Mount Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery|
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
This cemetery is located on the north side of Hwy 78, west of Ellington Airline Road, between Dearing and Boneville. This is a black cemetery. It is in very bad condition. There are many unmarked graves to include several flat slab vault covers that are broken and piled up in the woods; 4 intact flat slab vault covers with no inscriptions; one broken headstone that is unreadable; six unreadable funeral home markers [one has "age 70"] and two footstones with no associated headstones.
I spoke with the church historian. She related that this cemetery used to be on both sides of Hwy 78 but when they paved/widened the road [many years ago], a lot all those graves were lost. She also stated that the land owners on the other side plowed over the graves and removed the markers. There are no visible graves on the south side of Hwy 78 now. This cemetery was surveyed in March 2003.
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