Bisanar Cemetery (Defunct)

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Bisanar Cemetery (Defunct)

Also known as Starnes Tract Cemetery (Defunct)

Granite Falls, Caldwell County, North Carolina, USA Add to Map
Memorials 2 added (50% photographed)


51 graves were removed, with the blessings of Granite Falls officials, by the developer from property being developed in Granite Falls for a Walmart Supercenter to Sunset Hills cemetery. Linda Story, town mamager, states the developer is to mark the relocated graves. Research of the late Mary Deal Haynes revealed this to be Bisanar cemetery.

From Hickory Daily Record:

A grave situation
Unmarked tombs dating to the early 1800s are found buried under future Granite Falls Wal-Mart site
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
GRANITE FALLS - An anonymous call led to the discovery of more than 50 graves buried underneath the property of the Wal-Mart under construction in Granite Falls.
A former state archeologist visited the site and a professional company was called in to remove the graves, said Linda Story, Granite Falls town manager. The unmarked tombs were moved last week to Sunset Hills Cemetery in Granite Falls. They remain marked as unknown.
The graves were found buried at the spot where a road leading to the super center will be built, Story said.
The graves date to the early 1800s, Story said. She said there was no record of the graveyard at the Register of Deeds Office. No one came forward claiming the graves, Story said.
All state laws regarding moving coffins were followed, Story said. She said the professionals hired to remove the graves did so with respect.
The property is owned by Lauth Property Group. Crews are still on target to have the land cleared by June 1, when construction on the building is expected to begin. Story said it should be another eight to 10 months after that before Wal-Mart is open.


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  • Added: 8 Jul 2007
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