Grave Matters

I went on two hikes this morning. One, the Quarry path at Eno River I did with a Meetup group and the second, Cox Mountain at Eno River West, I did by myself.

All told it was around 7 miles---less than I walked yesterday at the zoo but I also did it in a lot less time. Today I was only hiking for 3 hours as opposed to yesterdays six and a half hours.

While hiking on the Quarry path I noticed an interesting looking dead tree well off the path on the east side. I wandered back in the woods to get a picture of it. That's it over on the left. And from there I could see an odd clearing off in the distance, further to the east.

Imagine my surprise when I found that the clearing was actually an old abandoned graveyard.

It's not really old, the most recent gravestone I saw was from 1925 but many of them were dated in the mid 1800s. While the graveyard didn't look like it was visited very often there were signs of care so some people must visit every now and then. I never knew it was there.



Comments

Jan said…
It's kind of sad, but I guess the "residents" could care less that no one visits them.

It would be interesting to find out why it was abandoned.
kenju said…
I enjoy walking around old cemeteries and reading the stones.
Scarlet said…
That looks amazing... I find it so interesting wandering around old cemeteries.

My grandfather is burried in what is Sydney's largest and oldest cemetery.

Some of the graves date back to the early 1800's not long after the First Settlers arrived in Australia (the First fleet arrived in 1788), and belong to well known personalities of the era.
Naquillity said…
i love coming upon such finds as this but it's also sad when you see it's abandoned. you're left to wonder why? hope all is well. have a great day.
tiff said…
very cool.

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