Mitchell County, North Carolina
WPA Cemetery Surveys

These surveys were done as part of the Historical Records Survey of North Carolina, a project of the Works Project Administration. The survey was done in the 1930s and 1940s, and was supposed to include only graves dating from before 1914. (The 1937 surveys of Mine Creek Cemetery and Roan Mountain Cemetery by E. S. Hamilton include later graves.) Some cemeteries were surveyed twice. The descriptions of locations are also from the WPA Surveys. Click on the survey year to view surveys in the Mitchell County Digital Library.

Name Location Surveyed by Date
Bailey Cemetery About 1 mile south of Penland on east side of Deer Park Road. Clyde Pritchard 1941
Baker Cemetery In the town of Bakersville, on a hill near the home of late Charles F. Baker. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Bakersville Cemetery Located in the town of Bakersville, N. C. on a hill behind the county court house. Warren H. Pritchard 1941
Beans Creek Cemetery About 1 mile southwest of Ewart Post Office on a hill back of Beans Creek Free Will Baptist Church and about 1 mile northwest of state highway leading from Bakersville. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Bear Creek Cemetery On Spruce Pine-Bakersville highway 5 miles from Spruce Pine. Warren H. Pritchard 1939
Beaver Creek Cemetery On state highway 69 about 1 mile west of Spruce Pine on south side of highway.Clyde Pritchard 1941
Berry-Harrison Located about mile from Spruce Pine on the Spruce Pine-Altapass highway. Warren H. Pritchard 1941
Bowditch Cemetery 1 mile east of Toecane, mile north of Toecane-Mine Creek Highway and near Vian's Valley Presbyterian Church. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Buchanan Cemetery - Bakersville About 6 miles north of Bakersville on Bakersville and Little Rock Creek highway. Clyde Pritchard 1941
Buchanan Cemetery - Clarissa 2 miles northeast of Clarissa. Clyde Pritchard 1942
Buchanan Cemetery - Little Switzerland 300 yards east of Little Switzerland on state highway from Spruce Pine to Marion. Clyde Pritchard 1941
Buchanan Cemetery - White Oak About 2 miles south of Bakersville and mile on east side of Bakersville-White Oak highway. Clyde Pritchard 1941
Burleson Cemetery - Bakersville On Little Rock Creek-Bakersville highway about 5 miles north of Bakersville, located on a hill about 200 yards from said highway. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Burleson Cemetery - Hawk About 1 mile south of Hawk Post Office on Cane Creek-Bakersville highway and on west side of highway on a hill about 300 yards from the road. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Burleson Cemetery - Toecane North side of Bakersville-Toecane Highway about 200 yards off highway and about mile north of Toecane Post Office. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Butler Cemetery On highway #26 and 3.8 miles northwest of Buladean Post Office on the north side of said highway on a high hill about 300 yards from the highway. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Butt Cemetery Bakersville Warren H. Pritchard 1941
Byrd Cemetery - Bakersville On the Bakersville-Mine Creek highway about mile above Bakersville. Warren H. Pritchard 1941
Byrd Cemetery - Forbes 2 miles northwest of Forbes on highway #19; on a hill about 200 yards from highway. Clyde Pritchard 1939
Byrd Cemetery - Peppers About mile south of Peppers Post Office and about 300 yards from Peppers-Bakersville highway near Chestnut Grove Church. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Cane Creek Baptist Cemetery To the right of Cane Creek Baptist Church, a short distance about Hawk, N.C. Warren H. Pritchard 1939
Clarrissa Cemetery mile east of Clarrissa. Clyde Pritchard 1941
Cook Cemetery Approximately 6 miles north of Bakersville on Little Rock Creek-Bakersville highway about mile north of highway. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Edwards Cemetery About 5 miles northwest of Bakersville and approximately mile north of Bakersville-Little Rock Creek highway on a steep hill. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Filmore Blalock Family Cemetery On highway 19 in the town of Spruce Pine. Clyde Pritchard 1942
Fork Mountain Cemetery About 6 miles north of Bakersville, about mile north of Bakersville-Little Rock Creek Road. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Garland Cemetery 1 mile north of Forbes on highway #26 leading to Tipton Hill, on a hill about 30 yards from the highway. Clyde Pritchard 1939
Gouge Cemetery -
Northeast of Bakersville
Approximately mile northeast of Bakersville on a hill covered with flowers and shrubbery. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Gouge Cemetery -
Northwest of Bakersville
On Bakersville-Little Rock Creek highway approximately 2 miles northwest of Bakersville Clyde Pritchard 1941
Grassy Creek Cemetery Next to Grassy Creek Baptist Church, Route 26, 3 miles south of the town of Spruce Pine. Warren H. Pritchard 1941
Grassy Creek Methodist Cemetery 3 miles south of Spruce Pine at the site of the former Methodist Church across the highway from Grassy Creek Bapist Church. Warren H. Pritchard 1939
Green Cemetery On a hill in the town of Bakersville, about 1 mile southwest of Bakersville courthouse. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Green Young Cemetery In what is called the Young Cove, about 1 miles form Bakersville, on a hill just beyond Mr. John Buchanan's home. Warren H. Pritchard 1939
Greene Cemetery 1 mile west of Bakersville, mile west of Bakersville-Toecane highway. Clyde Pritchard 1941
Grindstaff Cemetery mile west of state highway. Only a path leads from the highway to the cemtery.   
Grindstaff Cemetery On State Highway 26, Bakersville-Spruce Pine, 1 mile south of Bakersville and mile on north side of the highway. Clyde Pritchard 1941
Hollifield Cemetery 4 miles south of Spruce Pine. Warren H. Pritchard 1939
Howell Cemetery - Bandana About mile southwest of Bandana, on a hill 300 yards from Bandana-Boonford highway. Clyde Pritchard 1941
Howell Cemetery - Toecane 2 miles southeast of Toecane on Pine Creek-Toecane highway, about 300 yards on east side of said highway. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Johnson Cemetery 2 miles south of Toecane and about 1 mile from Johnson Road leading to Toecane, and a high hill near the railway. Clyde Pritchard 1941
Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery On Highway #19 four miles west of Spruce Pine, N.C. Located about 100 yards from highway back of Liberty Hill Baptist Church 1 mile west of Estatoe, N.C. Clyde Pritchard 1942
Lilly Branch Baptist Church Cemetery mile north of Wing on the highway leading from Wing to Boonford. E. S. Hamilton 1941
Clyde Pritchard 1941
McKinney Cemetery North of Bakersville on Bakersville-Little Rock Creek highway and on north side of highway about mile from the highway. Clyde Pritchard 1940
McKinney (CC&O RR Co.) Cemetery On a hill over the Blue Ridge Railroad Runnel about mile from Altapass, N.C. Warren H. Pritchard 1941
McKinney Cove Baptist Church Cemetery About 1 miles from Bakersville on the McKinney Cove highway above the McKinney Cove Baptist Church. Warren H. Pritchard 1941
McNeill Cemetery 1 miles south of Bakersville on west side of highway No. 26 and about 200 yards from said highway. Clyde Pritchard 1941
Mine Creek Cemetery mile north of Mine Creek on gravel road #104, 1 mile west of state highway #29. Baptist Church Cemetery. E. S. Hamilton 1937
E. S. Hamilton 1942
Mt. Carmel Baptist Cemetery About 2 miles east of Spruce Pine on north side of highway 69. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Pannell Cemetery 1 miles south of Bakersville on White Oak-Bakersville highway about mile west of said highway. Clyde Pritchard 1941
Parker Cemetery mile from Buladean. Clyde Pritchard 1941
Pendley Cemetery On west side of Beaver Creek Road about 3 miles east of Spruce Pine and mile from the highway, on a hill. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Penland Cemetery Bakersville. Warren H. Pritchard 1941
Phillips Cemetery - Bakersville 8 miles northwest of Bakersville on Bakersville-Little Rock Creek highway on north side of highway about mile from the highway on a hill. Clyde Pritchard 1941
Phillips Cemetery - Spruce Pine In Spruce Pine a short distance off of the Bakersville-Spruce Pine highway. Warren H. Pritchard 1941
Phillips Cemetery - Toecane 2 miles north of Toecane on highway 19, about 300 yards from the highway. Clyde Pritchard 1939
Pittman Cemetery mile east of Hawk. Clyde Pritchard 1942
Roan Mountain Cemetery Roan Mountain Baptist Church, 1 miles east of Bakersville, on the gravel road known as the Cane Creek Road. E. S. Hamilton 1937
Roan Mountain Cemetery No. 2 On a hill about three miles east of Bakersville, N. C. and about one mile north of Cane Creek- Bakersville highway. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Russ Memorial Cemetery mile southeast of Honeycutt on highway No. 19. Clyde Pritchard 1941
Silver Chapel Cemetery mile east of Bandana Post Office. Clyde Pritchard 1941
Slagle Cemetery 1 mile east of Toecane and mile north of Bakersville-Toecane Highway and mile west of Cub Creek Road on a hill. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Snow Hill Methodist Cemetery Directly behind the Methodist Church of Snow Hill about 4 miles from Bakersville. Warren H. Pritchard 1941
Spruce Pine Cemetery In the town limits of Spruce Pine, on the Spruce Pine-Marion highway. Clyde Pritchard 1942
Swann Cemetery About 2 miles east of Spruce Pine on Beaver Creek Road. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Tipton Hill Community Cemetery On Tipton Hill-Bakersville highway and about 300 yards from Tipton Hill Post Office. Clyde Pritchard 1942
Whitson Cemetery On Beans Creek Road 3 miles north of Wart Post Office on a hill about 500 yards from Road. Clyde Pritchard 1940
Wilson Cemetery About two miles from Bakersville, on the White Oak road. It is on a hill just above the home of Mr. Robert Wilson. Warren H. Pritchard 1939
Young's Cemetery One mile south of highway #29, about mile east of gravel road #104, about one mile from Wing Post Office. E. S. Hamilton 1937
E. S. Hamilton 1939

This page last updated July 20, 2007.