Peace Family Cemetery

Location
Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina, USA
Memorials 3 added

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On the east side of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, (formerly Airport Road) in Chapel Hill, NC, on the property of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA at 980 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Approximately sixty feet SW of the SW corner of the main YMCA building, just south of the parking lot. Readily visible. Inside the fence, looking north; boulders visible in north end, plaque is on the one on right in the sun.

Additional information: The number of graves in this cemetery is not known, but at least three burials are probable. Mr. J. Leon Peace, the last family member to own property here, sold his residence lot and moved away in November 2003. He had resided for some years next door to property he sold to the YMCA where the YMCA building is now located. The cemetery was part of the YMCA land sale, but has now been identified on the county geographical survey. The family recently had the cemetery enclosed by a substantial six-foot high rectangular iron fence, approximately 40 feet E-W and 90 feet N-S, with a gate on the south end secured by a padlock. The area is generally covered with low green vegetation, some bulbs, and has several large trees. On one of the several big boulders in the north end of the cemetery is a large bronze plaque with the following inscription:

'Cemetery of Mildred D. and William H. Peace and their heirs. Dedicated April 22, 1885. Near Chapel Hill - County of Orange, N.C. Isaiah 28:16 ... A Stone'

GPS Coordinates: 35.9336, -79.055

  • Added: 28 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #1989366