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Wilson-Mendenhall (Black)

This is an old abandoned African-American cemetery . Only two graves are marked, but there are many graves marked by rocks. The approximate size is one half acre. I am told a church once existed near this cemetery.
Driving directions: From Rosston, go west on Hwy. 278 (formerly Hwy. 4) toward Hope for about 2 1/2 miles. About 1/4 mile past Rd. 36, there is a logging road leaving the highway to the left in a curve. The cemetery is down this road about 1/4 mile on the left side of the road.





Mendenhall, Bena    2-21-1943   Metal funeral home marker 
Wilson, Josie   8-23-1874  8-23-1901   

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