Betsy Watson Wall, a resident of the Town of Elon has recently recorded the Elon Magnolia Cemetery of Elon, North Carolina located beside Oak Avenue/W. Front St. "Much history can be lost without recordings of cemeteries and this should not be allowed to happen. This project has been a labor of love for history and family", said Wall. She completed the survey as a personal project not connected to the Town or any organization. A printed copy has been given to May Memorial Library in Burlington. Persons tracing family history for genealogical purposes will find this survey especially helpful. The Magnolia cemetery has not been completely recorded since the 1930s according to library records. The cemetery is well-kept and the monuments are in good condition. The Town of Elon owns the cemetery and a lighted American flag is present with a well-built brick name sign. The recording of inscriptions was done on-site and the resulting list is in alphabetical order for research ease. A walk of the entire cemetery, down the narrow roads and under the magnolia trees, takes only a short time. The survey is a complete report of the entire cemetery which was built in 1900 according to tax records. However, the first burial is listed as 1891. Over 670 entries are recorded. However, the trend for funeral preplanning arrangements and memorial markers for burials that have been made elsewhere makes a different number of actual interments.
(This listing has now been posted to the NCGenWeb Alamance County Site)