Bowen's Creek, Beech Fork, Cabell Co, WV, USA


Notes:
• My original information was The Old Family Cemetery at the Mouth of Bowen's Creek, Beech Fork, Cabell Co, VA (which would not be WV)...the burial place of Mary Adkins 1735 to abt 1820 in an unmarked grave. The coordinates given for this profile are for the mouth of Bowen Creek. (Other coordinates are given below)

Aerial view of the mouth of Bowen Creek where it meets Beech Fork:


Map showing the relative locations of the mouth of Bowen Creek and Beech Fork State Park:





According to one description: What remains of the old Bowen's (Family) Cemetery, dating back to the 18th century is north of Beech Fork State Park, near the Wayne and Cabell county line. However, Mary was not buried in a cemetery.

NOTE: This cemetery location may be incorrect; however, other information and map coordinates presented (on findagrave.com) are abiguous and/or incorrect.

• FindAGrave.com now lists Mary Adkins 1735-? as buried in Beech Fork Cemetery, and states that this cemetery was moved to a location north of Beech Fork State Park and is now called Dick Smith Cemetery and is in Wayne County. The coordinates given (38.2772030, -82.4591250) show a cemetery some 4 hours or so away that is not near the dam and state park as described and shows Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Huntington, Cabell County, WV. Note: Dick Smith Cemetery is in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Dick Smith Cemetery sign:


Dick Smith Cemetery / Mt. Vernon Cemetery aerial view:


However, the state park is about 6 miles from the mouth of Bowen's Creek, where Mary was said to have been buried. Mary may still be interred at the original location; which has nothing to do with the dam and state park...or she may be buried in the new cemetery (which shows incorrect coordinates).


Coordinates below are for the mouth of Bowen Creek, where Mary Adkins was originally said to be buried. For Dick Smith Cemetery (Mt. Vernon Cemetery) coordinates, see red text in paragraphs above.

Latitude: 38.294947, Longitude: -82.305278



All Burials

   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Buried   Person ID   Tree 
1. Adkins, Mary   Bowen's Creek, Beech Fork, Cabell Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location I5395 adkinshorton 
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