This cemetery has recently been merged with the Boone City Cemetery as of 2016.
This cemetery is located on Howard Street in the City of Boone, next to the Boone City Cemetery. A fence separates the two cemeteries. It was considered the "Colored" Cemetery for many years. While there are probably dozens of graves, there are only three stones. On two sides of the cemetery are dormitories for Appalachian State University. The third side has private apartment houses.
The cemetery was originally established for the slaves of the Councill Family, some of the original founders of the town of Boone.
The cemetery was owned and maintained by the Jordan Councill Cemetery Association. It has now been taken over by the City of Boone.
The current stones are probably misplaced as they had been occasionally "borrowed" by students at the University. When they were replaced it was not known where the original burial spot was located.
Most of the burials listed here are taken from "A Historical Survey of North Carolina", 1937. Compled by Chloe Greer.
There are at least three Civil War graves of Union Soldiers who died while in Boone. They were not deemed worthy of burial in the City Cemetery.
GPS Coordinates: 36.21506, -81.67726
- Added: 29 Jun 2010
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2359993
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