|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Starting From Haywood County Court House on Main Street. Turn left 0.1 mile left onto 276 North. 2.0 turn right onto Maple Grove Church. Cemetery is on the right.
35° 31.088′ N, 82° 59.254′ W
The following is from the NC historical marker at the church:
Founded 1865 by Capt. John Turpin, CSA (NC)-POW Non-denominational until 1885. Became Turpin's Chapel MEC (South) 1885. Name changed to Maple Grove MEC (South) 1912. Became Maple Grove Methodist Church 1949 and Maple Grove United Methodist Church 1968. Also the site of the first church in Haywood County (Baptist-ca. 1795) and the location of the first church related cemetery in Haywood County, NC Asbury/Cataloochee Trail lies 1/4 mile north.
A church in the crossroads of history.