Greathouse Cemetery


Photo by Charley Elder, 2009.


Photo by Gerald Bills, August 2005.

Readings by Bryan D. Bills 9/2/2000.

Jefferson District, Pleasants County, WV. From State Route 2 and State Route 16 in St. Marys, WV, go south on State Route 2 approximately 8 miles. Turn left onto County Road 6 (Polecat Hollow Road) and go 0.6 miles. At fork in road, take left hand fork (County Road 8) 2.7 miles to Horseneck. At Horseneck, turn left onto County Road 8/1 (Sled Fork Road). Take the Sled Fork Road to the top of the hill where you will see a steep pipeline right of way on your right (east). Continue on down the other side of hill until you come to a very sharp turn to your left. At this point, turn right and go up a very narrow valley where you will come to a creek crossing. Continue on this road until you come to a well kept grassy area were you will see two or three building structures. One of these structures is a camping trailer with a room built on the lower end (east). There is only one marker here which has no inscription. It is about 100 feet north east of the camping trailer at the base of an old pear tree. - GPS: N39° 19.712' W81° 16.145'

Only the ashes are buried here. They are the remains of:

Ruth (Greathouse) Broadhurst
Born: 1919, Died: 1980
Daughter of John and Hazel (Matheny) Greathouse
Granddaughter of Andrew J. and Deborah (Brothers) Matheny

The property is owned by Hershal Greathouse, brother of Ruth. The property appears on the 1910 Pleasants County Tax Map as property of Andrew J. Matheny.