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Volumn IV of Wayne County Cemeteries series published

By From staff reports
Published in News on December 9, 2012 1:50 AM

From staff reports

Local historians Elliott Futrell and Jonathan Lane have completed the fourth volume in their series on Wayne County cemeteries.

All the monuments and marker that could be found in Fork Township of Wayne County were placed in Volumn IV.

Fork Township includes the land that lies between the Neuse River and the Little River on the west side of Wayne County.

Old Dobbs County Genealogical Society paid for the publication of Volume IV as part of a series known as the Wayne County Cemeteries Book Collection.

This new volume includes 448 page with 57 cemeteries listed, including maps to show the physical location of the cemetery with GPS coordinates. The road or street address has been listed so that those interested in finding past family members would be able to.

There are a number of cemeteries that are just across the Johnston county line that were included such as Princeton Cemetery. The main reason that these cemeteries were included is because they have a lot of Wayne County connection.

Death certificates of Wayne County were also abstracted for the persons that were buried in the Cherry Hospital Cemetery. There are no identifying markers (meaning no names or dates) within this cemetery.

Volume I, which is sold completely out, includes the graves that could be found in Great Swamp Township Cemetery, Nahunta Township Cemetery and Buck Swamp Township Cemetery. These townships are across the northern part of Wayne County.

Volume II, which has very few copies left, include the graves that we could be found in New Hope Township Cemetery, Pikeville Township Cemetery, Salulston Township Cemetery and Stoney Creek Township Cemetery. These townships lay in the north central and northeast part of Wayne County.

Volume III include the graves that could be found in the Goldsboro Township, Willow Dale, Elmwood and 22 others.

The newest installment and previous volumes of this collection (except for Volume I) can be purchased at any of the following locations: The Wayne County Public Library, The Wayne County Museum, Waynesborough Historical Park and Evergreen Memorial Service and Cemetery.

All money raised by the book sales goes to the Old Dobbs County Genealogical Society, who in return buys books for The Heritage Room in the Wayne County Public Library.