Calvin Murphy

Grayson Cemeteries

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Calvin Murphy Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: South of Galax

Directions: This cemetery in a field 2.7 miles from the Mount Vale United Methodist Church. Turn off Meadow Creek Road (Rt 607) onto Jessie’s Lane and then turn left at the first gate. Take the roadway towards the barn and then turn right and drive towards the top of the hill.

GPS Coordinates: N36.58372 W080.94896

Surveyed by: Carol Lindamood and Buford C. Wilson 13 Dec 2006

Comments: The cemetery once had a tree at each corner and is easily found. The trees have been cut, but the stumps remain. The cemetery has been abandoned and is in poor condition. The new owner of the property only recently found the cemetery and said he plans to build a fence around it. There are two inscribed stones. One is toppled from its base and the other is broken. There are three graves marked with field stones, one stone with no name, and several others indicated by sunken ground.

Calvin Murphy Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
MURPHY, Calvin 1 Oct 1832 20 Sep 1905 shared stone with next; stone is toppled off the base
MURPHY, Margaret 25 Nov 1839 18 Sep 1907 [w/o Calvin Murphy]
TODD, Nannie A. 21 May 1861 2 Sep 1901 broken stone
MURPHY, Robert L. [24 Jan 1875] [22 Oct 1906] [These remains were moved to the Mount Vale United Methodist Church Cemetery.]