Old Georgetown Cemetery

The following is a complete listing of the tombstones in the Old Georgetown Cemetery in Onslow County, NC.

Location In 1996, while working for the City of Jacksonville, I was cleaning land for a new city park. During a break, I stumbled (literally) across a long-forgotten cemetery in the Georgetown Area of Jacksonville. The cemetery is off US17 about 0.5 miles down Broadhurst Rd (the road extends only one way off of US17) and adjacent to the Georgetown Park. It sits on an elevated parcel of land, and gradually slopes downward to the right. In talking to area residents, I learned that the cemetery was in use until the early 1960s. One man, in his 70s at the time of the survey, recalled the cemetery being kept up when he was a child, but it has long been neglected. Today, there is a nearby cemetery (off nearby Erastus Lane) which has been referred to as Georgetown Cemetery. The gentleman with whom I spoke said that this must make this cemetery the ?Old Georgetown Cemetery.? It has been rumored that slaves were buried in the area to the right of the cemetery, but there is no proof to substantiate this. Although access is easy, one must keep in mind that under the many fallen trees, leaves and trash are both ticks and copperhead snakes! Following is not a complete list of those interred – many markers are nothing more than a stone or metal marker with indecipherable letters.

Surveyed by Mark Hardester.


  • BRINKLEY, Kitsy – 1845 -June 4, 1921
  • COUNCIL, George — June 22, 1921
  • COUNCIL, John – August 1, 1921
  • DOVE, Hazel Margaret — March 25, 1921 – January 19, 1950
  • DOVE, Mary Stanford – December 10, 1902 – December 6, 1925
  • EDENS, Maggie — 1891-1943. There is a metal marker with a possible date of November 16
  • EDENS, Mitchell – 1884-1943. Possibly, October 6, 1943. There is a metal marker with an inscription of ?John Shaw and Sons Funeral Home, Lumberton and Jacksonville.? Also, ?Husband of Maggie Edens.
  • FONVILLE, Morris T. — July 21, 1921–July 18, 1953
  • GRAHAM, Emma J. - July 5, 1887 – August 31, 1948
  • HARDISON, Katie B. Jones – June 21(?), 1911 – December 25, 1950
  • HUMPHREY, Mary Ann – October 6, 1883 – March 19, 1947
  • JONES, Alberta – January 5, 1923 – April 13, 1939
  • JONES, Family Large marker near other smaller ?Jones? markers – no other inscription
  • JONES, Irene C.–April 24, 1885 – November 2, 1963
  • LEMMING, Jennie — June 15, 1871 — November 16, 1935 ?65 Years 5 Months 1 Day?
  • MARSHALL, Mary — January 24, 1931 — April 29, 1961
  • MILL, G. Reverend. — May 21, 1888 – August 10, 1924 ?57 Years?
  • PETERSON, Ernest — PFC, -999 Field Artillery Battalion, WWII. October 9, 1921 – June 11, 1951
  • PHILIPS, W. H. – August 26, 1870 – May 15, 1923. Deacon of Evening View Baptist Church
  • REASE, Family – No other details discernible on the marker
  • STANFORD, Eliza V. – October 9, 1876 – November 5, 1950
  • STANFORD, Stephen Levi – November 8, 1881 – August 9, 1952. Pastor Washington Chapel Church 18 years Saint Phillip Church 35 years Hills Chapel Church 4 years.
  • WARD, Lozetta – December 25, 1877 – December 28, 1941
  • WILLIAMS, Child? — Metal marker – possibly a child?s. No dates are readable.
  • WILLIAMS, Lula McNeil – March 10, 1891 – December 20, 1958
  • YOUNG, Mary E. – September 26, 1900 – August 6, 1957