Spratt Cemetery (Defunct)

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Spratt Cemetery (Defunct)

The cemetery was destroyed when Vail Ave. was opened for traffic. The stones were thrown into a gully and covered with 15 feet of dirt. When the nurses home for Merch Hospital was being built and excavating done for the basement four of these stones were found. The hospital gave the stones to the City Council. Mr. Victor Shaw was mayor and with his consent of the council, the four stones were place in a concrete base in the cemetery behind the First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. They can be found to the left on the first walk as you enter the iron gate. Eight more stones were recovered.

Source: In the Angle of the Woods: ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF THE SPROTT CEMETERY (31MK1081**), by Hugh B. Matternes, Ph.D., Archaeologist and Co-Author Terri Gillett, M.H.P. , Historian and Co-Author Chris Espenshade , Principal Investigator; North Carolina Archaeological Council Publication Number 29, 2010This grave is one of those discovered in 2007 during construction on the new entrance to Mercy Hospital in Charlotte. The remains in the Spratt Cemetery were excavated, disinterred and reinterred at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church in 2007 along with all original headstones located during the excavation of Spratt cemetery. The resource above gives detailed information about the archaeological find and the graves and the interment ceremony at Steele Creek church. This family had another cemetery relocation. It was the Barnett-Smartt-Spratt Cemetery at 10256 Old Nations Ford Rd. Those headstones are located at stele Creek but the graves were moved to Sharon Memorial Park in 1987. See Barnett-Smartt-Spratt Cemetery for more information on that relocation.
- Mike and Jane Deal

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  • Added: 26 Aug 2007
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