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Odd Fellows Cemetery

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
1. Odd Fellows Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The Odd Fellows Cemetery is believed to have started in 1911 by the Twin City Lodge and the Winston Star Lodge, both African-American fraternal organizations. The Odd Fellows Cemetery is one of Winston-Salem's oldest African-American graveyards outside the Salem area. It is, by far, the largest African-American cemetery dating from the early 20th century. An estimated 10,000 graves could be located in the cemetery. Based on internment dates, many of the individuals buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery appear to have lived during the Civil War. The Odd Fellows Cemetery is one of Winston-Salem's most significant African-American historic resources.
 
Erected 2010 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Location. 36° 7.636′ N, 80° 15.046′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Shorefair Drive NW, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pond (approx. 1.2 miles away); New Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Reynolda House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lloyd Presbyterian Church
Odd Fellows Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
2. Odd Fellows Cemetery Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Symbol of Service (approx. 1.7 miles away); Pythian Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Children's Home (approx. 1.8 miles away); Depot Street Graded School Site (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Also see . . .
1. W-S Marker Program. (Submitted on February 14, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
2. Spotlight on a Landmark. (Submitted on February 14, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
3. WS Journal article. (Submitted on April 5, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
4. W-S Marker Program page (pdf). (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Odd Fellows Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
3. Odd Fellows Cemetery Marker
Odd Fellows Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
4. Odd Fellows Cemetery
Odd Fellows Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 11, 2012
5. Odd Fellows Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 829 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 14, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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