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 Old Holstein Cemetery, Sumerco, Lincoln, WV, USA


Latitude: 38.4208645, Longitude: -82.2673499

It is quite small, on top of a hill across the interstate (Corridor G) from our Pine Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery where many of my family are buried. One of my ancestors donated the land, and my grandmother was the organist, and so we all get buried for a $50 fee! Pine Grove is located outside Charleston, WV but still listed as Sumerco, WV, referring back to a descriptor that best suited it prior to the interstate's completion. There are no signs to the Holstein Cemetery or even roads, it was hillside all the way, through weeds and brambles.

My mother's cousin took she & my sister there about 15 years ago. They had to get special permission and go through a guard to get onto the property as it is now owned by a mining company, I believe. She said it was so overgrown you could barely find any graves, so they were happy to locate this one clearly marked - most were stones with faded carving. -LGJproduct

Cemetery Photos

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Jordan Smith headstone
Jordan Smith headstone