Access is easy to within fifty feet of the approximate cemetery boundry. >From that point, a very heavy growth of briars, weeds and saplings makes access nearly impossible. It is reported that there are well over one hundred graves in the area, but very few are identifiable.
APPEARANCE AND CARE
This cemetery is completely overgrown and has not been tended in many years. It was last cleared in July, 1987 for the dedication of the "Sutherland Memorial Marker," but has since returned to wild growth.
Note: Items in brackets ( ) have been added by the compiler.
This cemetery would not be remembered except for the single inscribed marker near a large poplar tree on the West slope of the rise. This Memorial Marker was dedicated on July 25, 1987 by the descendants of James and Sarah Buchanan Sutherland, and reads as follows:
Our visit took place on August 16, 1997. There was very faint evidence of depressions typical of sunken graves, and a large number of scattered Yucca plants and Rose Bushes often found in many of the very old cemeteries in this region. It is quite possible that this cemetery did, in fact, have well over a hundred graves as is reported. No identification of any others in this cemetery is known.
It is believed that burials ceased here when residents became concerned that their drinking water, from the nearby springs, may be contaminated from the cemetery. At one time, most of the residents got their drinking water here, and many "spring houses" for cooling milk and other perishables lined the creek below these springs.