Old Toxaway Cemetery

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Old Toxaway Cemetery
Also known as:  Old Toxaway Baptist Church Upper Cemetery

  • Rosman, Transylvania County, North Carolina, USA
    Latitude: 35.1064, Longitude: -82.8479
  • 146 Memorials added (34% photographed)


THIS CEMETERY SHOULD NOT BE CONFUSED WITH OLD TOXAWAY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY! Old Toxaway Baptist Church Cemetery is a sister cemetery to Old Toxaway Baptist Church Upper Cemetery and both cemetery interments are maintained by the Old Toxaway Baptist Church.

Old Toxaway Baptist Church is among the oldest churches established in the Rosman and upper Transylvania County area with it's beginning in 1879.
At that time, it was built in an area that was known as Galloway, NC and also served as a small school and voting place.

Since that time, nineteen men have served as Pastor's of the church and are listed below.

The church has two cemeteries; the upper cemetery that is set off in the woods on a quaint, quiet hillside and the lower cemetery that is much larger and located next to the church.

To 1884: Rev. James Earle Galloway
1884-1885: Rev. W.C. Boren
1885-1888: Rev. W.F. Lee
1888-1889: Rev. J.E. Galloway
1889-1902: Rev. W.C. Boren
1902-1904: Rev. J.E. Galloway
1904-1905: Rev. W.C. Boren
1905-1906: Rev. J.E. Galloway
1906-1907: Rev. J.A. Manley
1907-1908: Rev. W.C. Boren
1908-1910: Rev. J.M. Powell
1910-1911: Rev. W.O. Holcombe
1911-1912: Rev. J.M. Powell
1912-1918: Rev. W.O. Holcombe
1918-1924: Rev. Judson Corn
1924-1925: Rev. Cecil Green
1925-1926: Rev. Judson Corn
1926-1929: Rev. W.O. Holcombe
1929-1930: Rev. Nathan Chapman
1930-1933: Rev. Judson Corn
1933: Rev. Bob Linsey
1934-1935: Rev. Nathan Chapman
1935-1936: Rev. Ed Summey
1936-1937: Rev. F.A. Raines
1937-1938: Rev. Judson Corn
1938-1939: Rev. Bill Wilson
1939-1944: Rev. Claude Holcombe
1944-1945: Rev. Doc Owen
1945-1978: Rev. Claude Holcombe
1978-1980: Rev. Bill Bruner
1980-1981: Rev. Dewey Powell
1981-1990: Rev. Curtis Chapman
1990-Present: Rev. Tony Lambert

Accordng to undisclosed sources, there are approximately 129 unmarked graves in the upper cemetery of Old Toxaway Baptist Church. The upper cemetery is closed to new burials.
Of the 129 unmarked graves, it is probable that many of these are children. Of the 107 identified graves, there are 30+ children. Many older cemeteries hold the graves of children who were lost to the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918.

The graves included in this survey are specific to the OLD TOXAWAY BAPTIST CHURCH UPPER CEMETERY. This is a current record of ALL known burials in this specific cemetery.
If you have information and/or photos to share specific to the burials in this cemetery, please feel free to add your info or to contact us and we will help you get it added. PLEASE DO NOT ADD BURIALS! THIS LIST IS ACCURATE WITH EVERY STONE AND KNOWN BURIAL ACCOUNTED FOR. If you are searching for a burial at Old Toxaway and it is not in this list, then it is probably in the lower cemetery or has been confused with another local cemetery bearing a similar name.

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GPS Coordinates: 35.1064, -82.8479

  • Added: 20 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2474018