The Hidden Carolina Graveyard – Historical Investigations


This is an image of one of several hand-carved wooden grave markers we discovered in the forests of Brunswick County.

Unknown - Hand-Carved Grave Marker - Ash, NC

Unknown - Hand-Carved Grave Marker - Ash, NC

Among the rare remaining wood grave markers are two head stones made of carved a light colored rock. The woods are thick where the dead now lie here.

Unknown - Wooden Grave in North Carolina

Unknown - Wooden Grave in North Carolina

Unknown - Wooden Grave in North Carolina

Unknown - Wooden Grave in North Carolina

Ancient pine trees trunks grow rudely from the center of some tombs. This spot is a long-lost memorial we hope to preserve.

(The exact location of these rare carvings will remain secret until we assure the conservation of this historical location).

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2 responses to “The Hidden Carolina Graveyard – Historical Investigations

  1. Tom MacCallum

    What type of wood? We have a thick marker of some type wood we are trying to preserve. Found in local cemetery in woods. Cemetery is soon to be exposed in a new park, so it has been removed for safekeeping.

  2. These markers appear to be made of cedar, which is known to last a long time in the elements.

    However, it depends on your locale, as cedar growth is regional. Where is this local cemetery in woods?

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