Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday

Neel Cemetery
Gap Mills, Monroe, West Virginia

For the next few weeks I will be showing photographs taken from the Neel Cemetery, located on the Rowan Road in Gap Mills, Monroe, West Virginia.

This tiny little cemetery [seen above half way between the road and the cemetery] is easily missed when driving past. It appears as a small clump of trees in the middle of a field at a farm. You must hike across the undulating field to gain access of the tiny grove.

Once there, you are greeted by only a few small stones and a memorial cairn honoring the prominent Maxwell Sisters and their spouses, who all but one spouse of the sisters, is buried in the grove.

Neither the cemetery, nor the road [which is a scant 3/4 of a mile long] are marked with information regarding the cemetery.

Next week we will highlight one of the stones of the cemetery.

1 comment:

fritztheknife said...

Looks like the perfect place to by buried. Very peaceful. :)