We were looking for an old grave, nobody in particular, but just the oldest buried that we might run into. We also took a few rubbings, but most of these stones weren't that great for art, and we mainly did it when we couldn't get enough shadows to read them.
We started (yes, you will share our trip chronologically) on Craigmont at the Old Oak Grove Cemetery. There's a little chapel on the same hill, without any parking.
|Chapel, Craigmont Rd, Black Mountain, NC|
I was interested in the ruined gate post of stone, or perhaps just a foundation for the sign. I wonder how it looked back when people were coming to the funerals for all these folks buried here.
|Thomas Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, Craigmont Rd, Black Mountain, NC|
|C.G.Lyttle b. 1882|
|Jane Pertiller 1844-1911|
|John Pertiller, d 1916 age 78|
|S.J. Burnett, 1855-1911|
|Foot and head markers, S. J. Burnett|
|Tiny Morehead Chambers, 1858-1947|
|Teresa trying to read name and date on a stone|
Tomorrow I'll post over on my blog, Living in Black Mountain. We go to the newer Oak Grove Cemetery, also on the same road.