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Romney in Hampshire County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Mt. Pisgah Benevolence Cemetery

 
 
Mt. Pisgah Benevolence Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 28, 2020
1. Mt. Pisgah Benevolence Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Mt. Pisgah Benevolence Cemetery, since the 1800's, has been land for cemetery burial for black slaves, men who served in the Armed Forces, a governess who served for 25 years for the late Governor John Cornwell, two brothers who were barbers, members of Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church, and burial plots for black families down through the years.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionIndustry & CommerceMilitary.
 
Location. 39° 20.506′ N, 78° 46.014′ W. Marker is in Romney, West Virginia, in Hampshire County. Marker is on Northwestern Turnpike (U.S. 50) just west of West Gravel Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Romney WV 26757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Pearsall 1754 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Memorial (about 500 feet away); Indian Mound Cemetery (about 600 feet away);
Mt. Pisgah Benevolence Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 28, 2020
2. Mt. Pisgah Benevolence Cemetery Marker
W.VA.'s Oldest Public Office Building (approx. half a mile away); Romney's Oldest House (approx. half a mile away); Taggart-Hall House (approx. half a mile away); Romney in Union Hands (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Romney.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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