Directions: New Salem State Park is located on Rte. 97 about 3 miles
south of Petersburg. Follow the road into the Park to the large parking lot at the visitor's center.
Go to the South end of the lot and look for the sign pictured above. The hiking trail (shown in the next photo submitted by Carole is next to the sign. As you hike down the trail, you will come to a board walkway on your right (see Carole's photo number 3), or you can go straight. Take the walkway, it is shorter, but either way will take you to the cemetery. After you take the walkway, you will continue up the trail, past a crumbling foundation (next 3 photos) - perhaps this was the Bale house? Walk past the foundation for about 200 feet. The cemetery will be on your left. Look for the fence around the stones - shown in the last two photos above submitted by Carole.
|BALE, Abraham||1801||1853||A Preacher and twin to John Bale|
|(No Stone Found)|
|BALE, America||Wife of Jacob Bale (No Stone Found)|
|BALE, E. L. (Edward)||1854||2 Mar 1871||47y10m9d||(Son of Abraham Bale)|
|BALE, Ellen||4y||Dau of Jacob & America Bale|
|BALE, Jacob||Jul 1831||12 Jan 1864||33y||Son of Abraham & Mary Bale|
|BALE, Mary Lewis||Wife of Abraham Bale (No stone found)|
|BALE, Mary Jane||22 Aug 1848||Dau of Jacob & America Bale|
|BALE, Richard||4m||Son of Jacob & America Bale|
|DUEY, Mary Jane (Bale)||1854||1882||(No stone found)|
|FERGUSON, Mary M.||1843||23 Sep 1844||1y3m3d||Dau of L. & R.E. Ferguson|