|Date added to WVCPA register:||July 2006|
|Condition of cemetery**:||Poor (October 2006)|
cemetery is located on
top of the hill above Young Hollow Road in the new “The Highlands”
subdivision. There is a new access road off Rt. 21 from what was
previously used to access this cemetery.
Directions from Charleston: Take I-77 north to the Goldtown exit. Turn onto Rt. 21 west for 3.5 miles to The Highlands housing development (you will easily see the large concrete bridge spanning the creek - cross the bridge and follow road up the hill). Cemetery is located at the end of the drive, on the left, where the road comes to a "T", with the left road traversing the hill to a large stone home on the hillside. While the cemetery location itself is easily accessible, being right alongside the road, there is such tremendous overgrowth of pine and other underbrush with many fallen branches and holes in the ground, it is not easily accessible unless you're fairly sure of foot.
may not be representative of care at other times of the year
Scale: Excellent - Good - Fair - Poor - Abandoned
|Last Name:||First Name:||Born:||Died:||Inscription:||Photo:||Source:|
|Beaver||John||"CO. K 11th W.VA. INF."|
of P.C. & M. Casto"
"Aged 5 M. 20 D."
[located near Malissa Casto's grave]
|Casto||Ezra B.||10 March 1885||2 April 1889||"4 Ys.
"Son of P. C. & M. Casto"
|Casto||Perry C.||1848||11 September 1910||"Aged
[Son of Nathan B. & Margaret Casto]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Dau. of John M. & Mary Ann Fisher]
|Casto||Malissa Fisher||20 May 1848||13 May 1927|
|Cunningham||Infant||1821||"Infant of G.S. & M.T. Cunningham"|
|Fisher||John M.||10 October 1812||22 June 1877||"Aged 64 yrs. 8
mo. 12 ds."
[rest of inscription at bottom of stone illegible]
[not certain the second photo to right is of John's marker - the initials carved in the stone match his - this may be his footstone re-set in a concrete base many years ago]
|Fisher||Mary A.||1 August 1814||1 May 1882||"Wife of
"Aged 67 yrs. 9 mo."
[rest of inscription at bottom of stone illegible]
|Layne||F.W.||19 May 1875||"39 yrs. 7 mo. 23 days"|
|Layne||Harrison F.||6 September 1857||12 May 1900||"Gone But Not Forgotten"|
|Wolfe||Joanah||April 1863||14 June 1864||"In
"Aged 1 year 2 months and 1(?) days"
|Wright||James||February 1887||"25 yrs. 8 mo. 23 days"|
|Wright||Molly||10 June 1888||3 May 1911||"Dau. of J. & C. Wright"|
|Young||William S.||1870||1944||[Husband and wife - shared stone]|
|[Stone marker near Jonah Wolfe's grave - illegible]|
[No name or dates]
|2 March 1868||[Broken marker near John Fisher's grave]|
|[Plain marker - no names or dates - between F.W. and Harrison F. Layne's graves]|
Memory Of A Child"
"Aged ___ hours old"
|"John"||[Near John Beaver's grave]|
|Image02||[precise relative location not known - may be one of the above from 1985 reading]|
|Image03||[precise relative location not known - may be one of the above from 1985 reading]|
[precise relative location not known - may be one of the above from 1985 reading]
|Image06||[precise relative location not known - may be one of the above from 1985 reading]|
|Image07||[precise relative location not known - may be one of the above from 1985 reading]|
|Image09||[precise relative location not known - may be one of the above from 1985 reading - appears to perhaps be an infant marker]|
|Image11||[precise relative location not known - may be one of the above from 1985 reading]|
|Image12||[Located on the north side of the cemetery - may be one of the above from 1985 reading]|
|[Plus many more unmarked graves visible per 1985 reading by E. Harrison, WVCPA volunteer]|
Dates or text in Red are not inscribed on the tombstone and have either been calculated based on death date or are as a result of research on the individual.
WVCPA volunteer Elouise Harrison originally read this cemetery back in 1985, and it is from the notes she took then that this initial roster of burials has been recreated. Elouise, and fellow Jackson County family historian David Reed, visited this cemetery in June 2006 to find it in serious neglect, and serious threat from the extensive construction being undertaken for a new housing development surrounding the cemetery. Bulldozing and digging had been done close to existing graves, and in areas where there were thought to be some of the unmarked graves (as seen by grave-sized depressions in the sod) at the 1985 visit to the cemetery. Elouise made some urgent inquiries following the visit in June, and was able to determine who was to have been maintaining this cemetery. That person has been contacted, and it is hoped that the conditions have improved as to the care of this little family cemetery, and that it will continue to be properly maintained and monitored so that no harm comes to it from the construction going on all around it. As WVCPA hears more about the ongoing status of this cemetery, reports will be posted on this page. Elouise hopes to make it back to the cemetery soon to photograph the tombstones, provided the underbrush has been cleared away as anticipated.
Update Oct. 2006: WVCPA visited this cemetery and photographed what we could in early October. There had been some obvious clearing of underbrush, but there were still very many pine trees up to 4" and 5" in diameter covering most of the cemetery site and a few trees felled by storm. Efforts are still underway by descendants to clear the cemetery, clearly mark its boundaries to protect it from surrounding development, with the hope to create a pleasant community area where the graves of their loved ones may be easily maintained and visited. WVCPA will keep you informed of the progress.
Updated: 07 September 2012