County Home Cemetery

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County Home Cemetery

Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA
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This plot of land was the County Home Cemetery. It was across the road from the County Home where the poor and homeless of the county were housed. When the surrounding land was purchased in the 1950's, the owner chose to exhume and move the graves which were marked with field stones. No recognizable human remains were found, so the requisite amount of dirt was removed from the graves, placed in boxes, and was buried in a single grave on nearby county property. It is not likely that all the graves were found, but the ones who rested here had already let their dust mingle with the good earth.

The names here were taken from Burke County death certificates or newspaper reports. (Morganton News Herald)

GPS Coordinates: 35.70683, -81.65992

  • Added: 25 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2363394