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Some Death Certificates from the 1910s refer to this cemetery as the Polly Wilson P. C. (Private Cemetery). It is approached from the Helechawa Crossroads Baptist Church, which is located 6 miles from Hazel Green on Route #191 in eastern Wolfe County, Kentucky. Helechawa can also be reached by taking Exit #54 (Route 191) from The Mountain Parkway.
The graveyard is located near the Stidham Family Graveyard. The path to the cemeteries starts at the Helechawa church, which sits at the mouth of a narrow valley that extends northward from the Red River. Near the church, the water of a small creek rushes toward the nearby Red River. Not far upstream, the valley begins to widen and a footpath veers sharply off to the left, leading to a wider trail that ascends the steep hillside. The Stidham Family Graveyard is to the right of the path's terminus. The Old Wilson Cemetery is about 100 feet farther down the ridge from the Stidham graves.
The two graveyards are very near each other, but the sites are distinct and separated by a fence. The Wilson graveyard may well be on private property. Inquiries should be made in advance.
GPS reading at the church: 37 Degrees 45.96 minutes North, 83 degrees, 20.40 West.
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