Boggs Run Cemetery

Location
Benwood, Marshall County, West Virginia, USA
Memorials 41 added

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The exact location of this cemetery is not known at this time, but it is near the intersection of WV Route 2 and Bogg's Run Road, possibly in the same general location as the northbound off-ramp/on-ramp between Route 2 and Bogg's Run Road.

When Route 2 was widened from two lanes to four, the WV State Department of Highways hired Mortician Walter K. Brown of Sistersville, WV to relocate the graves to other cemeteries. Only one grave was marked at this time, that of a John Leach (subsequently moved to Riverview Cemetery in Moundsville) but eleven other unmarked graves were moved to the pauper cemetery in the Marshall County Poor Farm. The moving of these graves was done in September, 1967. Considering there is record of over twelve burials here, it is assumed that some of the burials still exist here or were moved in years past.

For example, in 1891 a "number of bodies were disinterred in Boggs Run Cemetery within the past week and re-buried owing to slips on the hillside. Some of the bodies were removed to other cemeteries" [Wheeling Register, March 15, 1891].

GPS Coordinates: 40.02599, -80.7277

  • Added: 9 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2388095