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Parks Grave Site

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Troutdale

Directions: From the junction of Troutdale Hwy (SR 16) and Fairwood Rd (Rt 603) go 1.2 mile west on Fairwood Rd to Rocky Hollow Rd (Rt 739). Turn left (south) onto Rocky Hollow Rd and travel south 0.7 mile to home on left. In 1997, house was green and located at sharp curve in Rocky Hollow Rd. Across from house was an old logging road that was used for a horseback riding trail. From this point in Rocky Hollow Rd th cemetery is up the trail 0.39 mile. SSW 195 degrees True. Walk up this trail to gravesite on right side of trail

GPS Coordinates: N36.6847 W81.4617

Surveyed by: Info from Paul Herndon’s files from 1997

Comments: Burial site is marked with a single gravestone situated just a few feet off trail. The cemetery showed evidence of having had a 3-strand barbed wire fence, but in 1997 there was no evidence of recent maintenance. The grave site is situated in the woods on National Forest Service land. Marker appeared to be of “recent” vintage.

Parks Grave Site, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
PARKS, Mettie   Jul 1897 double stone with next. They were mother and daughter, it was not known which was which. A man, last name Anderson, visited the area 1n approximately 1980 inquiring about this grave site. He said that he was married to a sister of one of these women, leaving the impression one was his sister-in-law and the other his mother-in-law. He then supplied the grave marker for these graves.
PARKS, Sarah   Feb 1897 See notes above