F. S. Thomas Cemetery

Grayson Cemeteries

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F.S. Thomas Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: The cemetery is located on the hill above Beaver Dam Road just off 221 in the southern part of Independence.

Directions: From Independence go south on New River Parkway (US 221). Turn left on Beaver Dam Road (Rt 697) and park at the laundromat which is within sight of New River Parkway. The cemetery is in a field on the north side of Beaver Dam Road.

GPS Coordinates: N36.615749 W81.151001

Surveyed by: Rich Ballard 13 May 2003. He was assisted by four ponies and one black snake.


F.S. Thomas Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
THOMAS, Mary V. 8 Sep 1853 22 Aug 1854  
THOMAS, Drusilla R. 8 Nov 1846 14 Aug 1854  
THOMAS, Nancy Jane 17 Apr 1843 1 Sep 1854  
THOMAS, F[leming] S., Dr. 1 Nov 1814 23 Aug 1889 double stone with next
THOMAS, Emily Phipps 18 Nov 1812 2 Nov 1904 [w/o Dr. Fleming S. Thomas; nee Phipps]
Other rows
unknowns     five to ten unmarked graves