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#1346405 - 02/03/10 04:24 PM Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections
Mark Offline

Find A Grave Curator - Geographer

Registered: 03/20/06
Loc: Indiana
Updated 9-28-2013

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#2756235 - 10/24/14 10:50 AM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
ALC Offline

Registered: 01/11/12
Loc: Star, Mississippi
The map for Decatur Cemetery is incorrect

should be 32.4444460 -89.1080700

(large area of land btwn Hwy 15 & Wic Rd)

Edited by Mark (10/24/14 01:31 PM)
Edit Reason: Pending member response

#2760329 - Yesterday at 02:31 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Snave Offline

Registered: 10/29/09
Loc: North Carolina, USA
This cemetery is located in Pin Hook, Duplin Co., NC not Wallace
Could you please update the location and Description

Location: on Highway # 50 south one mile from the Pin Hook Crossroads on the left in a chain link fence.

GPS Coordinates:
34.73629 N
77.76904 W

John Evans

Edited by Mark (Yesterday at 02:56 PM)
Edit Reason: Which cemetery?

#2760369 - Yesterday at 03:54 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Snave]
Mike Waddell Offline

Registered: 10/31/14
Cosby United Methodist Church Cemetery is listed as being in Horse Cave in Hart County, Kentucky.

The church and cemetery is in Hart County, Kentucky but it is more than 10 miles from Horse Cave. The nearest location would be LeGrande Kentucky and the post office location for the cemetery and church is Hardyville Kentucky. Either of these would be much more accurate than "Horse Cave". Hopefully we can correct this.

Thanks, Mike Waddell

#2760386 - Yesterday at 04:50 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mike Waddell]
Teena S Offline

Registered: 11/02/09
Sonoma County California

Odd Fellows Lot Cemetery
Move memorials to
Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery;CSsr=81&
Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery
Change name; Santa Rosa Odd Fellows Cemetery
Corrected GPS; 38.457369, -122.706653

Steele Family Cemetery
3590 Guerneville Road
38.452373, -122.806561;CSsr=101&

Thompson Family Cemetery
7301 Sonoma Mountain Road
38.364424, -122.562121;CSsr=101&

Sonoma Country Farm Cemetery
Move memorials to
Sonoma County Indigent Cemetery below;CSsr=101&
Sonoma County Indigent Cemetery
Change name to
Sonoma County Hospital Poor Farm Cemetery
AKA Chanate Historic Cemetery
38.467742, -122.706954;CSsr=101&

#2760395 - Yesterday at 05:35 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Patty C Offline

Registered: 06/28/09

#2760401 - Yesterday at 05:56 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Jaric04 Offline

Registered: 07/14/11
Loc: Appalachia
Please merge:

Farley, James Allen Cemetery


Farley Cemetery

an aka James Allen Farley Cemetery

#2760413 - Yesterday at 06:44 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
PrimoTenore Offline

Registered: 05/07/12
Loc: Lexington, SC
Please change the name of the Penn Smallwood Cemetery to Pen Smallwood Cemetery. The url is

In addition, please merge the Pen Smallwood Cemetery into the Mudlick Cemetery. The url is

I personally visited this cemetery on 10/30/14 and spoke with a resident who lives across from the cemetery. He knows the majority of the individuals buried in this cemetery and advised the cemetery is known by both names. I have also confirmed the picture taken of the Mudlick Cemetery is a picture of Pen Smallwood Cemetery. There are no signs to identify the cemetery by name.

I spoke with the funeral director who buried my uncle in this cemetery. He referred to it as Pen Smallwood and that was also stated in my uncle's obit. To add to the confusion, this cemetery is located in the Mudlick Community, which gave it the name of Mudlick.

#2760416 - Yesterday at 06:55 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
saarf Offline

Registered: 05/07/06
Loc: Ulster Co., New York
please delete the following cemetery. It should now be empty.
Winslow Cemetery
I will get to that SAC as soon as the cat is done with the PC!

#2760437 - Yesterday at 07:19 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: saarf]
krausyaoj Offline

Registered: 10/28/14
Loc: Wisconsin, USA

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