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McCall Cemetery

McCALL CEMETERY
Transylvania County, NC
DIRECTIONS: From Brevard, NC take 276 N. towards the Blue Ridge Parkway, then left at FS475 (Forest Service Road).  Continue on past the fish hatchery where the road becomes gravel.  Drive about 5 miles almost to Glouchester Gap, but park at trail #116.  Hike the first .7 miles of Long Branch Trail until you get to the junction, and continue on straight for about another .2 miles.
SURNAME LIST: DUNN, MCCALL
LATITUDE/LONGITUDE: 351525N 823737W (Per USGS)

McCALL CEMETARY
[1]
George W. Dunn
July 3 1888
Aged
Above 67 Years
[2]
Carter McCall
Born
July 15, 1885
Died
Feb 10, 1897
[3]
Walter McCall
Born
Oct 15 1887
Died
Jan 20, 1897
[4]
[This stone was carved, but is now broken, only thing left is part of
the inscription “…ion Find Thee on the Bosom of Thy God.”  A new
headstone has been replaced just East of the old one, 4a]
[4a]
Wife of Samuel
Martha Harkins McCall
Feb 27 1855
Feb 27 1892
[obverse of 4a]
“May the Resurrection Find Thee on the Bosom of Thy God”  Stone replaced
1997 by: DeVore Family
[5]
Robert McCall Sr
Born
March 1800
Died
January 1881
[6]
Rachael McCall
Born
Jan 1811
Died
Aug 1881
[7]
Harriet L McCall
Born
Jan 15 1855
Died
Aug 18, 1878
[8]
Infant of
H.L. McCall
Aged 1 Month
[9]
[This stone is native stone, at one time carved, and the only thing currently visible is possibly the number _889.]

 

FIELD NOTES: The McCall Cemetary is in fair/poor condition being that it is so remote.  1st year locust and oak trees have sprout between graves. There are only 8 or 9 stones that are truly worked from non-native stone, and the main – or primary – headstone seems to be of Robert McCall Sr, based on position and date.  There remains some 20 -30 probable grave markers from native field stone serving only to mark a grave that seems to have come later in time, possibly children.  Erosion has begun to allow some ‘mounds’ to become visible and some have obvious head and foot stones be- tween.   It also seems possible that some of these unmarked sites are just stones brought by hikers and “erected” without representing a burial, because the hiking path goes right thru the middle of the cemetary and there has been some disregard, tho no apparent direct vandalism, for the sanctity of the site.
[Researcher’s note:  The day visited (9-19-98) was very overcast – in fact it rained – and so the pictures of the gravestones did not come out that well. However, the pictures themselves are in JPG format and available by request of e-mail – Zen Sutherland

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