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Graveyard Island Cemeteries

Used with permission from Brandy Hartsell

There are 3 known cemeteries on this Island.

This cemetery which is on on Graveyard Island, can only be reached by walking 3 miles down train tracks or by boat. The train tracks are located at Old  Whitney.

These graves were moved to Graveyard Island between 1915 and 1917 when Alcoa decided to dam the Yadkin River.

From what I have researched on Graveyard Island is that there are 3 or more cemeteries on this Island. They were moved out of the way before they flooded the valley that is now Badin Lake..

More information can be found at:

I walked this cemetery Oct 03, 2003


??, Dr. A. L., d. 1828
Adderson, Jere, no dates
Adderson, Ursula, d. 10 Dec 1812
Adderton, Rebecca, no dates, dau. of Jere and Ursula Adderton
Chisholm, Martha D., b. 11 Jun 1812, d. 23 Jul 1828,
dau. of David and Elenore Stanback
Chisholm, Sally M., d. 4 Jan 1819, age 35 years
Cogan, Jard, no dates, son of Jard and N. Cogan
Harris, Brantly, d. 20 Aug 1834
Kirk, Adam, b. 2 Nov 1827, d. 1 Jul 1887
Kirks, Daniel, no dates
Locke, Francis, b. 2 Jan 1791, d. 24 Jul 1853
Locke, Henry, d. 1916
Locke, J. M., d. 1916
Locke, James M, b. 18 Oct 1833, d. 11 Jun 1862, CSA 2nd Lieut Co. H. 4 NC Inf
Locke, Sall, no dates
Locke, Sallie, b. 6 Feb 1801, d. 2 Mar 1881, wife of Francis Locke
Obton, Vashtl?, b. 27 Nov 1812, d. 27 Oct 1846
Pennington, David, d. 1816
Pennington, Melvine, d. 1816, child of David and Nancy Pennington
Pennington, Nancy, d. 1816 , wife of David Pennigton
Underwood, John F., b. 10 Sep 1854, d. 23 Oct 1854


There are no readable tombrocks in this cemetery and some are unmarked There
are 200 to 300 rock marked graves.


Corkoast, D. P, no dates

100 or more rock marked graves


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