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Cemetery Name:

Nichols

Nichols Cemetery, Putnam County, West Virginia  A view of the Nichols Cemetery from the road

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County: Putnam
USGS Quad: Hamlin
Coordinates: 38.3405N  82.0041W
Maintained by: not currently maintained
Land owner: Elijah Chapman (per April 2007)
Date added to WVCPA register: April 2007
Condition of cemetery**: Poor (April 2007)
Accessibility: The cemetery is located on Rt. 34 South, about mile or less from the junction of Clymer's Creek & Rt. 34. Local accessibility conditions, such as distance from the road and terrain are unknown (volunteers still gathering information).

** 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

 

Last Name: First Name:

Born:

Died:

Inscription:

Photo:

Source:

Henderson John 1826 1867 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"His Wife"
"At Rest"
[photo 10 is large - slow-loading]
Click here for photo of tombstone
Click here for photo of tombstone
Click here for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA contributor and cemetery researcher Melissa Fizer Conley
Henderson Elizabeth 1828 1891
Henderson Lena B. 1891 1909   Click here for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and cemetery researcher Melissa Fizer Conley
Henderson Martha J. 1886 1888   Click here for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and cemetery researcher Melissa Fizer Conley
Henderson Mary J. 1861 1901   Click here for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and cemetery researcher Melissa Fizer Conley
Hollandsworth E. Jane 1860 1926 "In My Father's House Are Many Mansions" Click here for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and cemetery researcher Melissa Fizer Conley
Hollandsworth Martha E. 25 March 1903 10 November 1907 "Dau. of C.S. & E.J. Hollandsworth"
"From Mother's Arms to the Arms of Jesus"
Click here for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and cemetery researcher Melissa Fizer Conley
Wheeler Baby     [Shared stone for 5 graves in a row - the relationship of those lying here is unknown] Click here for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and cemetery researcher Melissa Fizer Conley
Wheeler Daton    
Wheeler Edgar C.    
Wheeler Henry L.    
Wheeler Joseph C.    

Along with a dozen or more unmarked graves, or graves marked with fieldstones:
Image02         Click here for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and cemetery researcher Melissa Fizer Conley
Image03         Click here for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and cemetery researcher Melissa Fizer Conley
Image04         Click here for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and cemetery researcher Melissa Fizer Conley
Image06         Click here for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and cemetery researcher Melissa Fizer Conley

 

Comments:

Nichols Cemetery, Putnam County, West Virginia

The remains of a concrete block wall surrounding a plot - likely a Hollandsworth plot

More of the remains of a concrete block wall surrounding a plot - likely a Hollandsworth plot

Dates in Red are not inscribed on the tombstone and have either been calculated based on death date or are as a result of research on the individual.

WVCPA thanks our contributor and cemetery clean-up volunteer, Melissa Fizer Conley and her family for their photos of this cemetery and dedicated interest in its care. We look forward to more information for this cemetery as it becomes available.  Recently she sent us this note:

"Last week my best friend & I, Cathy Jo Paxton, visited some of the old & nearly forgotten cemeteries in my neck of the woods. We photo-catalogued Nichols Cemetery. We noticed that, once out of the protective mulch of the pine trees, there are quite a few (maybe a dozen or so) graves around the piney perimeter that are lined up neatly and marked with upright fieldstone. Attached are the photos from the trip. I still hope to take the family & clean this little cemetery up sometime in the coming weeks."

Thank you, Melissa! 

Graves marked by fieldstones in the trees surrounding the small clearing  View of the ornamental grasses lining the roadbed leading to the cemetery

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