John Blackburn Cemetery

Grayson Cemeteries

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John Blackburn Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location:  Grassy Creek

Directions:  From the junction of Grassy Creek Rd (Rt 725) and Reservation Lane (Rt 806) the cemetery is NNW approximately 250 yards on hill.

GPS Coordinates:  N36.595667 W81.419633

Surveyed by:  Jeff Weaver and Dave Reedy 12 Jun 2003

Comments:  This cemetery is immediately adjacent to the Mitchell Reedy Cemetery, but the two plots are two separate cemeteries. They at one time had separate fences, and separate groups of people to maintain them. This cemetery, however, has fallen into severe disrepair. Only two grave markers were located, although others may have been present at one time. Cattle have been in the area, and any other stones that may have been present have been imbedded in the soil.

John Blackburn Stone
Image of John Blackburn's grave stone

Mary Blackburn Stone
Imgage of Mary Blackburn's grave stone

John Blackburn Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
BLACKBURN, John   9 Sep 1935 hand made concrete marker
BLACKBURN, Mary I. 1872 1946