This cemetery may have another name but all the locals call it the Number 8 Mine Cemetery, as it lies beside the Old # 8 Mine Road (abandoned) that takes off from Cucumber Creek Road in Newhall, WV. It is not to be confused with the Baldwin cemetery which is also located to the north off Cucumber Creek Road but farther to the east.
To reach it, take HWY 16 north out of Tazewell, go through Bishop until you reach Newhall and turn right on Cucumber Creek Road just before you reach the Newhall Post Office. Go 0.7 miles east on Cucumber Creek Road. You'll probably have to get an older local resident to show you exactly where the #8 Mine Road is because it is little more than a path now, and unless you are in good shape it would be advisable to use a 4 wheeler on the old road. You would also be well advised to use a GPS meter, also. You will need to go about 1/3 of a mile north on the # Mine 8 road and the cemetery will be on a fairly steep hill face to the left of the road, west of a mine pond. My meter recorded the cemetery coordinates at 31 degrees 21.112N, 109 degrees 31.847 W. There appear to be at least 50 to 60 graves here, possibly more, marked by field stones, sunken graves and nine marked graves.
There is no visible path to this cemetery from the old mine road, and you must bushwhack your way around the mine pond and up the hill behind it. You should see a rusting wire fence that surrounds the cemetery as you go up the hill. There are a total of only 9 marked graves.
- Added: 4 Mar 2012
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2440220
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