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Wilson-Mendenhall (Rocky Mound) - (Black)

This is an old abandoned African-American cemetery . Local residents say it was once known as Rocky Mound 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 associated with this cemetery once existed on the north side of Hwy. 371 across from the woods road that leads to the 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.

Name

Birth 

Death 

Comments

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

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