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There are three cemeteries at Spring church:
1. Spring Church Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
2. Spring Church Joint Cemetery (early burials of both the Lutheran and Presbyterian churches)
3. Boiling Springs Presbyterian Cemetery which in 2009 is called "Fairview Cemetery" and is listed as that on Findagrave.
The Joint cemetery is the original portion of the Spring Church Cemetery. There was an original Lutheran church and an original Presbyterian church, both of which have been torn down, with new versions of each constructed very close by to the Spring Church Cemetery. During the early days, individuals from both the Lutheran and Presbyterian churches were buried in the same cemetery, which is called the Joint Cemetery by the present-day members of both the Lutheran and Presbyterian churches.
At some point, The two churches decided to have their own cemeteries. The Lutheran Cemetery is west of the Joint Cemetery. The Presbyterian Cemetery is north and east of the Joint Cemetery. At the Apollo Memorial Library, there is a 2001 cemetery reading of the entire Spring Church Cemetery by Hall and Pruett. This report has a map.
Today (2009), The Lutheran church maintains the Lutheran Cemetery. I believe the Presbyterian church maintains the Presbyterian Cemetery (now called "Fairview Cemetery"). Both churches contribute to a fund which maintains the Joint Cemetery.
I am suggesting the following format for Plots: "H-7 of H&P" means Section H, Row 7 of the 2001 Hall & Pruett study. Sections E, F, G and H of Hall and Pruitt comprise the Joint Cemetery.
[Alan Saltsman, July 10, 2009]