Location: Northwest of Goldtown, west of Young, Jackson County, WV
Directions: On I-77, from Ripley, take the Kenna exit; turn right and go to Kenna, turn left (south) on Rt 21; turn right on Highland Lane (first road after Young Road). On top of the hill, the road make a wide right curve and Hilltop Lane (looks like a driveway) meets Highland. Turn left on Hilltop, the cemetery is on the left. There is a split rail fence that faces on Highland, but parking under the trees on Hilltop gives easy access to the cemetery.
GPS Coordinates: 38.63587,-81.68606
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Marvin Robie, JoAnn Jones, and Betty Briggs visited the cemetery on 5 May 2015. Photos were taken of all markers. If you would like a better quality picture, contact Betty Briggs.
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A neighbor's dog ran down the long driveway (Hilltop Lane) to see us, followed by his man, who told us there had been a bad storm recently, in which trees fell and caused a lot of damage to the remaining stones. He pointed out the grave of a Civil War veteran, John Beaver, saying he tries to keep it cleaned up but it is in bad shape. The dog just wiggled and gave us kisses.
There are a number of stones that are either broken or so old that time has erased the data written on them. I know of no record of the data on these stones. It appears the most recent burial was in 1944, although there is one stone that appears to be a replacement stone that looks like a new style.
Les Shockey and Betty Briggs, Co-Coordinators of the Jackson County WVGenWeb page.