Overby Cemetery

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Overby Cemetery

Also known as Peter Overby Cemetery

Collinstown, Stokes County, North Carolina, USA
Memorials 79 added (85% photographed)

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This very old cemetery is most likely in both VA and NC. O. E. Pilson states it is in VA, in his book: "Tombstone Inscriptions of the Cemeteries of Patrick County, Virginia," recorded/dated July 6, 1979. The cemetery is also included in a later work: "Cemetery Records of Rockingham and Stokes Counties North Carolina" Volume III, dated 1995.

Prior to recent years, this cemetery has been known as the "Collins Cemetery." It could also be called the "Lawson Cemetery," or the "Holt Cemetery," or the "Fry Cemetery" depending on the person asked and time period discussed. Further insight into the historical names for this cemetery is welcome.

There are records to support the burial of at least one Revolutionary War soldier, and one soldier from the War of 1812. The earliest known date on a stone is 1800. There are more than 100 people buried here. (120 at last count.) I count 18 rows, each row following from east to west. Some rows have as many as 10 plot spaces for burials, not all appear occupied; while a few rows in the upper/southernmost section have only 4 or 5 burial plot spaces, all of which are occipied.


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GPS Coordinates: 36.54528, -80.32528

  • Added: 16 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2283042