|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
This is a very old, small cemetery established in 1876 and is located on Thomas Road at Stony Lake, in Oceana County. The road is a designated scenic road that is not paved and is bordered on all sides by forest with Stony Lake just over the south edge of the forest. Many headstones in the cemetery have been destroyed by age and deterioration. It is a well kept cemetery with burials continuing to present date.
In 1996 the County had taken a portion of the forest land directly across the street and opened it up as Benona Township Evergreen Cemetery Section 2, for new burials. This forest land had been purchased by several of the original local residents of Stony Lake to preserve the open land and prevent over-building, and the donated this same land to the County.
There are several Benona Township Cemeteries in Oceana County. This cemetery is EVERGREEN CEMETERY as indicated under the white sign.