Tombstone Inscriptions from Relocated Cemeteries in Wise County Virginia

The dam that impounds the North Fork of Pound Reservoir is situated on the North Fork of the Pound River, approximately 184 miles upstream from the mouth of the Big Sandy River and 1.1 miles upstream from the mouth of the North Fork in Wise County, Virginia. Construction of the dam commenced in 1962. Cemeteries located above the dam and within the impoundment areas were relocated to higher ground, respecting the preferences of the closest living relatives. Detailed records of these relocations are provided here, including the names of the nearest kin at the time of each grave removal.

Cemeteries Relocated:

  • Cane Patch Cemetery
  • Cantrell Cemetery
  • Church Cemetery
  • Joe Short Cemetery
  • Maynard Cemetery
  • Mullins Cemetery
  • Rutherford Cemetery

Surnames Mentioned:

Adams, Amburgey, Anderson, Baker, Banner, Boggs, Bolling, Bowers, Bowling, Cantrell, Caudill, Chester, Church, Conklin, Davidson, Dingus, Feliciano, Foster, Fulton, Galks, Gentry, Grubb, Haggard, Hale, Hampton, Hand, Heaberlin, Heberlig, Herb, Horne, Hubbard, Hughes, Ingle, Jones, Keller, Kilgore, Lequire, Mayabb, Maynard, McPeek, Moore, Mullins, Newlin, Orick, Parsley, Ratliff, Reed, Reynolds, Roberts, Rose, Rutherford, Sanders, Shortt, Sowards, Stallard, Standifer, Stanley, Stidham, Sturgill, Swanger, Vegel, Wallen, Waltz, and Wright.


Duck, Lester G., Tombstone inscriptions from relocated cemeteries : North Fork of Pound River Dam and reservoir project, Wise County, Virginia, Dallas, Texas : self-published, 1969.

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