George Washington Parks Family Cemetery

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George Washington Parks Family Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Flatridge

Directions: From the junction of Flatridge Rd (Rt 601) and Honey Grove Rd (Rt. 672) go south on Honey Grove Rd about 0.4 mile to Roberts Cove Rd (Rt 674). Go east of Roberts Cove Rd about 1 mile past two large turns. The cemetery is on the north side of the road and is not visible from the road.

GPS Coordinates: N36.699986 W81.316436

Surveyed by: Rodney Johnson, Donna Edwards

Comments: There are only two graves here with markers that have names. There are at least 13 more graves marked by fieldstones. The cemetery measures approx. 55 by 60 feet and is laid out in 6 rows. George is buried in the 3rd row near the center of the cemetery and Lillian is to the left side in the 5th row.Catherine Comer is said to a be the daughter of John M. and Elizabeth Comer. John M. was the son of John R. and Rebecca Comer; John R. was the son of Richard Comer from Washington Co., VA.

George Washington Parks Family Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
PARKS, George Washington [1822] 22 Mar 1880 stone marked with initials "GWP"; [s/o Andrew & Susan Cox Parks; h/o Catherine Comer m 3 Dec 1841; Grayson Home Guards]
JONES, Lillian 2 Feb 1878 27 Feb 1886