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Cemetery Name:

Center View Ridge Grave


Center View Ridge Grave, Jackson Co., WV

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County: Jackson
USGS Quad: Kentuck
Coordinates: 38.6568N  81.6242W   Map
Maintained by: Unknown
Land owner: Jackson County
Date added to WVCPA register: February 2009
Condition of cemetery**: Good (January 2009)
Accessibility:
The following comments from WVCPA volunteer, Charlotte Iman:
"This is a single grave, located very close to Center View Road (19-5).  Many legends are associated with the grave, some name the individual as G. H. Cloud, others have said it was the grave of  J. D. Cloud,  J. H.  McCloud was also used.  All accounts agree that 1860 was also inscribed on the original marker.  The current marker does not appear to be engraved.  One individual said it was the grave of an unknown Native American boy, another account states that it was the grave of a child, killed accidentally by his father while storing a Single Tree (item used to connect a load to a horse for pulling, usually wooden with steel hooks and eyes). 
 
Directions:  From Charleston travel I-77 North to Kenna, (exit 124), turn right onto CR-19, follow CR-19 for 1.7 miles to Center View Road (CR-19-5).  Turn right onto CR 19-5, travel approximately 1 mile, the grave is very close to the left side of the road."
 
(Location: N 38. 6568  W 81.6242.  Elevation: 1092'.  Readings converted from hand held GPS).

** Condition of cemetery as observed on the given date -
may not be representative of care at other times of the year
Scale: Excellent - Good - Fair - Poor - Abandoned

 

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