“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Coalton in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Phillips Cemetery

Phillips Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ron Ramsey, November 11, 2012
1. Phillips Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Phillips Cemetery Established as a burial ground for the poor and named for Moses J. Phillips, who was Overseer of the Poor from 1872 to 1877. The oldest known grave is for War of 1812 veteran Dudley A. Gibson. Union and Confederate veterans are buried there. Cemetery lies 750 feet to the west. Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike National Scenic Byway passes via WV 151.
Erected 2012 by Phillips Chapel United Methodist Church, WV Div. of Archives, History.
Location. 38° 54.938′ N, 80° 0.067′ W. Marker is in Coalton, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on WV 151 (old U.S. 33) (West Virginia Route 151), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coalton WV 26257, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jimtown (here, next to this marker); Crawford Scott (approx. 2.3 miles away); Barbour County / Randolph County (approx. 3.6 miles away); General George B. McClellan (approx. 4 miles away); Camp Garnett (approx. 4 miles away); Fortifications (approx. 4 miles away); Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike (approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Garnett (approx. 4 miles away).
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesMan-Made FeaturesWar of 1812War, US Civil
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