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Martin Cemetery

This is a small abandoned cemetery located just north of Hwy. 76 near Waterloo in the southwest corner of Section 3, Township 14 South, Range 21 West. The cemetery is grown up with large pine and hardwood trees. There is no fence. Only one marker was found undisturbed in 2006. The rest were either overturned or broken.
Driving directions: From the intersection of Hwy. 371 and Hwy. 76, go east 8/10th of a mile. Mt. Olive Baptist church and cemetery will be on your right. Continue on about 1/4 mile to a gravel road to the right (Rd. No. 162). A deer camp is located across the highway from this intersection. Turn left off Hwy. 76 at the camp and park. A woods road leads north from the camp, but another dim trail leaves the woods road to the right. The cemetery is up this trail a short distance on top of the hill (about 50 yds.)





Long, Robert Lee    Oct. 8, 1922   
Long, Louvenia  Sep. 1, 1848  Nov. 23, 1929  Stone is off base 
Long, Seaborn T.   Dec. 23, 1886  Aug. 11, 1931  Stone is off base 
Martin, Seaborn J.     1880 (?)  Husband of Sarah Martin; age 76; broken stone 
Martin, Sarah  Jan. 1, 1812  Jan. 12, 1892  Stone lying flat 
Martin, Francis  July 14, 1843  Jul. 30, 1894  Daughter of S. J. and S. Martin 
Vestal, Elizabeth    Apr. 15, 1861  Age 2 months; double marker with (baby) Vestal 
Vestel, Thomas Banter    Apr. 15, 1861  Child of Elizabeth Vestal; age 2 months; double marker with Elizabeth Vestal 
(Vestal),???      Broken stone with R. B. V. on footstone; grave next to Elizabeth Vestal; cannot read name or dates 

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Since 1997, Jery and Jeanie McKelvy have conducted a periodic canvas of each cemetery in the county and use additional resources to keep the listings current.