Allison Cemetery at Shady Grove
Haywood County, NC
From US-19 South, turn right onto US-276 North,
(directions courtesy of Mr. Charles M. Allison of Haywood County)
There is a small fenced cemetery on the left and the larger cemetery on the right. Originally both were part of the same cemetery, but since they have been separated, I am recording them as separate cemeteries. I am calling the small, fenced cemetery the Messer Cemetery at Shady Grove because it contains only Messer graves.
The Allison Cemetery at Shady Grove contains the graves of many members of the Allison family who died during a typhoid epidemic when all members of the family were quarantined in their homes in the Shady Grove community. Later, some of the Allison graves were moved to a large, perpetual care cemetery.
This cemetery has been well cared for and maintained.
There were flowers on every grave whether there was a readable marker
The majority of the graves are marked only by
fieldstones or have no marker at all. Some are marked with funeral
home markers which are no longer readable.
This cemetery contains 28 identifiable graves.
Caywood Bonner Howell
Infant daughter of
Dr, David A. Boyd
(c) This cemetery was surveyed on August 9, 2001 by Rebecca Howell