North Carolina USA
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The Pettigrew Family Cemetery is within the boundaries of the Pettigrew State Park in northeastern North Carolina. The park consists of land of what was “Bonarva”, the Pettigrew’s antebellum plantation. It was a thriving and prosperous agricultural operation during the early to mid 19th century. In 1939, “Bonarva” came under the control of the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation as the sixth North Carolina State Park. It was designated the “Pettigrew State Park” in honor of Confederate General James Johnston Pettigrew. To make a trip to the family cemetery, the visitor will need to enter the trailhead adjacent to the historic Somerset Place. The trail is clearly marked with signage that points the direction to the cemetery. After a hike of 1 mile, the small family cemetery will be on your right atop a small hill that is contained by a retaining wall. Each season offers its disadvantages. While the hike is long and through a heavily wooded forest, it is advisable to the visitor to bring plenty of water. During the summer months, sun and insect protection and avoiding the local flora along the trail is also advisable. All visitors are asked to follow and understand the park rules at all times during their visit.
Pettigrew State Park
2252 Lake Shore Road
Creswell, NC 27928