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Cemetery Name:

Brown (a.k.a. Hartford)


Brown Cemetery, Mason County, WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: New Haven
Coordinates: 39.0043N  -81.9963W
Maintained by: Unknown
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: 1 October 2003 
Condition of cemetery**: Poor (October 2003)
Accessibility: To get there, take the road beside the old Liverpool Salt Works in Hartford to the top of the hill. 

** Condition of cemetery as observed on the given date -
may not be representative of care at other times of the year
Scale: Excellent - Good - Fair - Poor - Abandoned

(Cemetery register under construction - the Surname links below will not work right now)

 

Comments:

According to Mason County records, this cemetery was partitioned into two sections, Browns Hill and "K of P" (Knights of Pythias). Due to the large size of this cemetery (550 grave sites provided for in the original survey during the 1890's)*, the WVCPA pages for this cemetery have been divided into subsections by surname. Keep in mind that stones shared by spouses are listed alphabetically according to the husband's name. Grave location in "K of P" section will be noted for each entry where applicable.  

This main page is dedicated to presentation of information and photos of this cemetery. To view the listing of burials, click on the appropriate link above (UNDER CONSTRUCTION).   

This cemetery is in the process of being "rescued" by volunteers, including an AmeriCorps team.  An initial work day was held in November 2003 to begin the "uncovering" of the cemetery, and the work is planned to resume on April 24, 2004 from 9:00 a.m. to 3 or 4 p.m.  The work will continue throughout the summer until this grand old cemetery is returned to the beautiful resting place it once was.  If you would like to help in the restoration of this cemetery, physically as a volunteer worker, or financially to the cemetery restoration & continual care fund, please contact WVCPA and we will put you in touch with the project coordinator, Celesty Fielder. 

*Ref.: "Mason County, West Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions", compiled by Violette Machir & Juanita Burdette, published by The Quality Print Shop, Middleport, OH, 1989  

Brown Cemetery, as it was photographed in October 2003: [Photos courtesy of Celesty Fielder - click on image for larger view]

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