Harrisonburg Rockingham Historical Society
Rockingham County Tombstones by Cemetery

 

Cemetery

 Old Athens Church Cemetery (Negro)


Old Athens Church

 

Location

Northeast of Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Virginia. From Harrisonburg, Virginia, take Route 11 North and turn right onto Route 721 (Fellowship Road). Route 721 intersects Route 717 (Indian Trail Road) and turn left. Continue on Route 717 and take a right onto Route 811 (Fridley's Gap Road). Go a short distance and you will see, on the right side of the road, the abandoned church structure with cemetery behind it.
 

Notes

The church and cemetery have been abandoned. The cemetery is overgrown and there is no fence around it. It appears there are many unmarked graves here.

Survey Date and Recorder

17 Apr 2003
Bennie Getz, Walter Mason, Bob & Lois Emswiler

 

Photos

Lois Emswiler

Cemetery Index

Surnames are sorted by section / plot / row / grave - only rows are shown

Surname

Given Name & MI

Birth Date

Death Date

Headstone Notes

Remarks

Images

Grant

James B.

 

21 Mar 1898

Aged 22y 3m 4d; s/M. & H. L. Grant

 

Image

Jackson

Dennis

1850

1930

 

All Jacksons on one stone

Image

Jackson

Jane

1853

19--

His Wife

Appears to be buried here; w/Dennis

Image

Jackson

Sooniah

1880

1910

 

 

Image

Jackson

Andrew

1884

1902

 

 

Image

Jackson

William

 

 

Aged 16 yrs

 

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Strother

James

 

6 Oct 1910

 

All Strothers on one stone

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Strother

Jane

 

10 Sep 1925

His wife

w/James

Image

Strother

Lewis L.

 

12 Apr 1906

 

 

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Strother

James E.

 

16 May 1904

 

 

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Broadus

Mary A.

 

14 Jul 1903

Aged 76y 6m 18d; w/Frank; A member of the U.B. Church for 50 years

 

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Bibbs

Mary E.

 

22 Feb 1893

Aged 2y 1m 21d; d/C. & L. Bibbs

 

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Bibbs

Jett N.

 

2 Jun 1897

Aged 27y 5m 5d; s/C. & L Bibbs

 

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Brock

Alice

 

15 May 1916

 

Partially illegible-cannot read birth date

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Brock

Lena

1893

1899

 

 

Image

Johnston

Maria

 

22 Feb 1881

Aged about 85 yrs

 

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Richardson

Jones Franklin

 

17 Jun 1876

Aged 1y 10m 23d

 

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Richardson

William Hardy

 

10 Dec 1874

Aged 2y 7m 20

 

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Bibbs

Maria M

8 Jul 1866

2 Nov 1880

Aged 14y 3m 22d

d/Louisa & Carter

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