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Parker-Pettit Cemetery

Carroll County, Virginia

Pipers Gap District

Location: Elkhorn Community

Directions: Located on land that Allen Smith bought from the heirs of Joshua Parker in 1840. The cemetery is on a high hilltop, beside an old plantation road. It is off a private drive at the end of Turkey Run Lane, 1.2 miles from Rt. 713 (Elkhorn Road), in the Crooked Creek Mountain View Estates Development. The development entrance is 2.5 miles from the intersection of Rt. 713 (Elkhorn Road) and Rt. 722 (Cranberry Road).

GPS Coordinates: N 36.68809 W 080.84251

Surveyed by: Buford C. Wilson; 10 Nov 2001, Updated 02 Sep 2009;

Comments: The cemetery is abandoned and in poor condition. It is now called the Pettit Cemetery, but it was once called the Parker Cemetery. It is very likely that there once was a church or meeting house here and this was a community cemetery. There are 3 marked graves and 50 or more graves indicated by fieldstones or sunken ground. It is also likely that among the unmarked graves are members of the Parker family. Information in [brackets] is not on the stone.

Parker-Pettit Cemetery, Carroll County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
WILSON, “Charlie”C. 26 Jul 1885 12 Aug 1899 Charles Cloyed; s/o Nathaniel Gardner Wilson & Teny Adaline Smith
SMITH, Allen J. 09 Feb 1814 12 Aug 1891 Allen James; 08 Nov 1891 in Carroll County Death Records; s/o Wyatt & Elizabeth Smith
SMITH, Lurany 25 Jun 1819 07 Nov 1883 d/o Richard Kester & Phoebe Brown; w/o Allen James Smith
SMITH, Elizabeth Phoebe [22 Jul 1850] [04 Mar 1875] Unmarked; d/o Allen James Smith & Lurany Kester
SMITH, Ellen [1854] Unmarked; died young; d/o Allen James Smith & Lurany Kester