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Alexander D. Osborne Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: This cemetery is south of Wilson Hwy east of Battlefield Drive on a knoll behind Rixey’s Market.

Directions: From junction of Battlefield Rd (Rt 711) and Wilson Hwy (US 58) go south on Battlefield Rd about 0.2 mile to access to cemetery. The cemetery is about 0.1 mile from road and is visible on the hilltop.

GPS Coordinates: N36.611797 W81.193093

Surveyed by: Ginger Ballard on 20 March 2004. Information on the Anderson burials was provided by Ricky Anderson.

Comments: This cemetery lies on a knoll in a pasture. It is surrounded by a board fence and is clearly visible from U.S. 58. While it was not mown last year, it is maintained by the Anderson family. The long grass from last season made it difficult to identify grave sites. There are probably more than 30 graves here. Cemetery layout, 8 rows, space for 7-8 graves per row, indicate this was a much used cemetery.

Alexander D. Osborne Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1–two or more unmarked graves. By tradition, slaves were buried in this end of the cemetery.
Row 2–two or more unmarked graves, one marked by field stone
Row 3– two or more unmarked graves
Row 4
unknowns     three field stones
OSBORN, Victoria 11 May 1867 7 Jul 1889 [Victoria Ellen, d/o McCoy & Lucy Halsey; 1st w/o Enoch S. Osborne]
OSBORNE, Enoch S. 1866 1941 [s/o Alexander D. and Polly J. Osborne Osborne]
Row 5
unknown     field stone
unknown     rose bush and violets
unknown     weathered stump surrounding field stone
OSBORNE, Polly Jane [11 Feb 1833] [7 Apr 1874] [w/o Alexander Osborne; stone base; stone was lying down and broken in 1999]
unknowns     two field stones
Row 6
unknown     rock
unknown     field stone
Row 7
unknowns     two unmarked graves
unknown     field stone with rose bush
unknown     field stone
Known to be buried here near the gate; unmarked
ANDERSON, Fielden Emit [27 Jun 1874] [19 Nov 1928]  
ANDERSON, Lydia Evaline Osborne [23 May 1869] [9 Aug 1949] [d/o Alexander D. and Polly J. Osborne Osborne; w/o Fielden Emit Anderson]