Follow Stokes Ferry Road past Wyatt’s Church Road; then past East Corinth Church, the Morgan Cemetery sign is on the left just after you pass the first house. This cemetery is enclosed with a rock wall, which was restored around November 1965 by Dr. John L. Morgan, a descendant of many that are buried here. Dr. Morgan also cleared the area of entangling vines and underbrush, aligning the markers, to improve the appearance. More than 100 discernible graves, plus many unmarked graves are within these walls. Gracing the cemetery, are 70-year old boxwoods and crape myrtles. This is one of the most interesting and elegant cemeteries in Rowan County. Many of Dr. John L Morgan’s direct ancestors are buried in the graves, including his father Moses L. Morgan 1860-1893, mother Julia E. Morgan 1858-1935, a brother, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and great grand parents. Nathan Morgan, a Revolutionary War veteran, his great great grandfather is buried here. The last person to be buried at Morgan Cemetery was his aunt, Mary Peney Morgan, wife of Ivey C Morgan and daughter of Sallie Isenhour &Thomas Rimer, on November 21, 1940.
There is more interesting history at this cemetery site, too. The area once served as a muster ground for Confederate soldiers and nearby stands the weather beaten portion of the old Morgan precinct house, which served the community for voting, tax listing, and tax collection. History says the building was in use when the country elected Abraham Lincoln president.
GPS Coordinates: 35.55203, -80.27787
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #48143
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