Westview Cemetery (Wadesboro, North Carolina)

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Westview Cemetery
Westview Cemetery (Wadesboro, North Carolina) is located in North Carolina
Westview Cemetery (Wadesboro, North Carolina)
Westview Cemetery (Wadesboro, North Carolina) is located in the US
Westview Cemetery (Wadesboro, North Carolina)
LocationW. of Madison Ave., S. of Henry St., Wadesboro, North Carolina 34°58′18″N 80°05′10″W
Coordinates34°58′18″N 80°5′10″W / 34.97167°N 80.08611°W / 34.97167; -80.08611Coordinates: 34°58′18″N 80°5′10″W / 34.97167°N 80.08611°W / 34.97167; -80.08611
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1898 (1898)
NRHP reference #15000201[1]
Added to NRHPApril 29, 2015

Westview Cemetery is a historic cemetery in Wadesboro, North Carolina. Located on the west side of the town, south of Henry Street and west of Madison Avenue, it is a 5-acre (2.0 ha) parcel, which has historically been used as the burying ground for the community's African-American population. The central portion, about 1 acre (0.40 ha) in size, was the original burying ground laid out in 1898. The only burials known to be of whites are those of the Smith family (marked by an obelisk), whose older family cemetery formed part of the original acquisition.[2]

The historic portion of the cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Westview Cemetery" (PDF). North Carolina SHPO. Retrieved 2015-09-11.