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Sunday, March 05, 2023


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William Kendall

Monochrome suits this.

Nollie W. Neill, Jr

THANKS for sharing this marker. I've done research on this Methodist church and the old cemetery, that was moved and another cemetery that was also in South Greensboro that was moved to Green Hill. If you are on FB, there is a group called Friends of Green Hill that has a FB page. We have discussed these unmarked graves a couple of times. I've posted maps of where these cemetery's use to be to this group and other Greensboro History groups on FB.
THANKS for all your great photos, always enjoy them!! - Nollie
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Gayle Fripp

The bodies moved from the Methodist cemetery on S. Elm Street in 1917 were reinterred at Green Hill in eight plots purchased by West Market Street UMC. A local company, Huntley, Stockton & Hill moved the 32 bodies that were never claimed and reinterred them; however, it placed them in trenches rather than individual spaces required in the contract. Over the years this caused typographical problems and the tombstones began to sink. To correct this problem the church placed almost all of the stones flat on the ground. Unfortunately, the inscriptions are slowly disappearing, but the WMS History Committee has copied all of them and tries to maintain the area.

On the Green Hill map available on the website, the Methodist graves are in section 15. If you enter the cemetery at the gates closest to Fisher Avenue, turn left and drive along the fence towards Hill Street. Turn right at the 6th road after sections 11 and 12.

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