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Gower Cemetery
Johnston County, North Carolina

SE Cor of Hwy. 42 and Cleveland School Rd.

Lat: 3536'09"N, Lon: 07834'13"W

Contributed by Shirley Olson, Sep 13, 2002 [shirley32olson@yahoo.com]. Total records = 4.

Directions: From the intersection of Hwy. 70 and Hwy. 50 in Garner, take Hwy. 50 south 6 miles to Cleveland School Rd. (SR 1010). Angle SE onto Cleveland School Rd. and go 2 miles until you reach the intersection of Cleveland School Rd. (SR 1010) and Hwy. 42. Continue through the intersection on 1010 and immediately park in the CVS Pharmacy parking lot on your left. Gower Cemetery is directly across 1010, right next to a used car lot and very thickly overgrown.

Gower Cemetery is an abandoned cemetery on a potentially commercial corner. Thanks to Gayle Franks for locating this hidden cemetery.

These markers are so hidden in the growth, I could not back up in this jungle to take a photo of the whole burial site.

I recorded this cemetery on 11 Sep 2002.

- Shirley Olson

Gower, Evely, died 24 Aug 1888
Gower, Ophelia, b. 1855, d. 1909
Gower, Simeon H., b. 18 Apr 1839, d. 9 Jun 1915*, Pvt Co I 24 NC Inf CSA There are 2 gravestones, with the second one having a different birthdate (Gower, S. H., 1835, d. 1915*)
Strickland, Mary E. Smith, 9 Feb 1856, d. 29 May 1887, w.o. Jacob Strickland

There is a footstone "CWW" and at least 8 (or more) funeral home markers that are not readable

 

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