Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Burial Map to Mooresville's Old M.E. Cemetery

Thanks to Mooresville sexton Ed Bucker, we have a burial map for the Old Methodist Episcopal (M.E.) Cemetery on West Washington Street.  A spreadsheet accompanying the map lists burial plots of many of the town's earliest pioneers and settlers.  (Click the photos below to enlarge.)


Old Methodist Episcopal (M.E.) Cemetery,
also known as Old Mooresville Cemetery,
on West Washington Street 




Old M.E. Cemetery was established in 1829



Painting of the first Mooresville M.E. Church (built in 1839)
(on West Washington Street, in front of the cemetery)


Photograph of the first Mooresville M.E. Church
(from Hadley, Almira Harvey.  A Brief History of Mooresville and Vicinity [1918])


The photos below show where to find the cemetery burial map.  To the left of the map (in a yellow binder) is the spreadsheet listing the names of those buried there, as noted on the map.







Although these materials do not circulate, they may be examined in the library's Indiana Room.

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