Old Meadow Creek Cemtery

Also known as John K Simcock Cemetery

Location
Meadow Creek Road (Rt. 607)
Baywood, Grayson County, Virginia, 24333 USA
Memorials 6 added

Search Old Meadow Creek Cemtery:

AKA John K. Simcock Cemetery

Location: South of Galax

Directions: This cemetery is on a hilltop beside Meadow Creek Road (Rt 607), 0.3 mile west from the Mt. Vale United Methodist Church. The cemetery is barely visible from the road.

GPS Coordinates: N36.60936 W80.93903

Surveyed by: Buford C. Wilson and Carol Lindamood 13 Dec 2006; updated 15 May 2008

Comments: This appears to be a very large cemetery, possibly 50 or more graves. We were only able to locate 3 markers with inscriptions. Most of the graves are marked with field stones or indicated by sunken ground. In an earlier survey the DAR and Paul Herndon reported 5 legible markers.

This cemetery has been called the John K. Simcock Cemetery, but it appears that this is the site of the old Meadow Creek Church and Cemetery.

From the files of Gloria Arehart:
J.J. and Lydia Simcock South gave 1 and 1/2 acres of land for the church in 1830. The church was burned in 1844 by an afflicted man. He lived in the household on the adjoining property. There is what appears to be an old roadbed in front of the cemetery and a level spot below that where the church building would have stood.

Genealogy information is from the files of Bette Nelson.

Note that the mailing address/ZIP code is Galax which is an independent city in Virginia, not in Grayson County. The cemetery is in Grayson County.

GPS Coordinates: 36.60935, -80.93898

  • Added: 30 Mar 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2608315