We stopped by to mainly see Diamond Bessie's grave but got caught up searching all the history. A very old grave with grave markers dating back to the 1870's, possibly earlier. It is very well maintained.
We couldn't figure out how to get in, but finally found an open gate. We drove around, got out of the car and walked around, and saw nothing of interest. Normally, we love old cemeteries but didn't see anything special about this one. I know it's a cemetery, but perhaps a guide to where the " interesting " markers were... 更多
It seems a bit strange to review a cemetery. However, since I'm a repeat visitor, it is appropriate I suppose. I was here for the same reason that others flock to this cemetery. To see Diamond Bessie's final resting place. There are markers and descriptions on a few of the gravesites to reveal a bit of history. Besides Diamond Bessie's... 更多
We enjoyed looking for & finding different graves of previous Jefferson townspeople. We had a book, written by Mr. Whitington, sold in almost every store, that explained who they were & their contributions & stories of Jefferson. Very interesting!
I'm what people call a "Tombstone Tourist" as I study cemeteries across the state and write about them. This cemetery has been on my "to visit" list for a while, and now I'm just sorry I didn't make the effort to see it sooner! Beautifully maintained, wonderful monuments, historic markers and "residents" and some great stories behind the stones. A... 更多