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Thursday, January 23, 2014

sinking spring cemetery

Located in Abingdon Virginia
Historical cemetery - David  Campbell is buried here who served as Va. Governor from 1837 to 1840

Henry Creswell,  the first one buried here.  Killed by the Indians near this place.

A stone tomb enclosed in this mound covered in Ivy.  Behind the locked door are Henry Martin - wealthy carpenter and his wife Malinda.
General John Hunt Morgan - temporarily. 
 A Confederate Raider renowned for burning down railroad trestles, killed in Greensville Tennessee in 1864.    After a truce was arranged by confederates, his body was brought by train to Abingdon.
 A large funeral led by General George Crittendon to Martins tomb.
After a few days his body taken by train to Richmond and buried in Hollywood Cemetery
Unknown  Confederate Dead
About 30 soldiers here

just about dark and had to lighten picture above,  a little blurry 
This child was two when she died 

Cummings cabin - built by parson Charles Cummings as his first residence.
located some two miles away and given to the church in 1968 by Arthur Cummings family.
Moved in 1971 to this cemetery and placed  near Cummings log church.
I am sharing with    Cemetery Sunday


  1. Hi Betsy, this cemetery is you have any idea why it is called 'Sinking Springs'? I enjoyed the history lesson and the different headstones. All the carvings are intricate. I like how some of the older headstones have inscriptions telling about the person's life and death. That underground tomb is really different. As always, your photography is superb.

  2. What an amazing cemetery. I especially love the first gravestone, what an historic gem. Fantastic pictures.

    Thank you for linking up with Cemetery Sunday, we hope you will join us again.

    Beneath Thy Feet

  3. i'm going to pin this for some place to visit in the spring time!

  4. I love to explore old cemeteries. The stone tomb is so interesting, and some of the tombstones are so elaborate. Works of art, really.


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