Bourne Slave Cemetery

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Bourne Slave Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location:  Spring Valley

Directions:  Leave Rt. 805 (Spring Valley Road) at Rt. 651 (Lonesome Oak Road) and travel .5 miles to the cemetery. Cemetery is on the left, directly beside the roadway.

GPS Coordinates:  N36.71954 W081.04921

Surveyed by:  Buford C. Wilson May 2008

Comments:  The cemetery has a fence, but it seems to be abandoned. It is overgrown with grass and briars. Only 2 graves have engraved markers. There are at least 13 graves marked with fieldstones and there are possibly others hidden in the grass. By tradition this was originally a slave cemetery for the Bourne Family. Later it was used by several black families including the Young family and members of the Taylor’s Chapel Church.

Bourne Slave Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
YOUNG, Vina 17 Sep 1861 19 Mar 1931
TAYLOR, Meada 1867 19 Nov 1916 Wife of Thomas Taylor