North Carolina USA
Postal Code: 28655
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Broughton Hospital, formerly Western NC asylum, has a publicly accessible cemetery. It is not necessary to make an appointment to visit the cemetery. However, assistance, if needed, is available through the hospital operations center at 828 433-2111. If you would like to be escorted to the cemetery the operator can connect you with Chaplain William Robertson, librarian Karen Gilliam or Dr. Suzannah McCuen.
The cemetery is on the hospital campus just off Enola Road which runs between Sterling Street and Interstate 40, at exit 104. Exiting I-40 at Exit 104 turn toward the State Employees' credit union (away from Chic Fil A) and travel approximately 3/4 mile over the crest of a hill. On your right is Healthy Petz veterinary and the Tobacco Barn. Turn left there into the hospital campus and make an immediate left to climb a hill past the barns. At the top of the hill you will find the cemetery on the left and parking available in several places nearby.
Row 1 will be on your left when you enter the cemetery gate, but over the rise of the cemetery hill, farthest from the entrance. Row 25 is on the left closest to the cemetery entrance. Row 26 is on the right, over the rise of the cemetery hill. Row 44 is a partial row (closest to the entrance) to your right as you stand at the entrance. Each row, viewed from the cemetery entrance, is numbered from the right hand end. Therefore, Grave 1 on Rows 1 through 25, will always be at the center path. Grave 1 on Rows 26 through 44, will be at the far right hand side of the cemetery as viewed from the entrance. There are two sections for infant burials - one along the far edge of the cemetery just beyond Row 26. The other infant burial section is on your left, at the left hand end of Row 9.
Flowers are welcomed. Please do not remove the brass tags suspended from the cemetery row chains. They are of historical significance, being the original markers of the graves. If you would like to make arrangements to add a monument to the grave of a family member buried here please contact the Chaplain who will be happy to assist you.