|6100 Blenheim Road|
Postal Code: 24590
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The Mount Ayre Cemetery, sometimes called Mt Ayr, Mt Air, or Gilmer Cemetery, is located near Keene, Albemarle County, Virginia on the Hardware River, just northwest of Scottsville, Virginia. It is on a privately owned farm. In 2006 the cemetery contained approximately 31 gravestones and several unmarked graves. Many of the Gilmer family, early settlers of this area of Albemarle County, are buried here. Mt. Ayre Cemetery was on a 1400 acre estate of George Gilmer passing down to his son Governor Thomas Walker Gilmer and then sold in 1838 to John Diggs Moon and his wife Elizabeth. The home was built Rev War era and was no longer standing in 1939.