American Spinning Cemetery

7 thoughts on “American Spinning Cemetery”

  1. I was at first puzzled at the number of leaning headstones in this cemetery. Then I noticed that there appeared to be a number of fire ant nests around some that were not yet leaning. I believe that the nests are the cause of this. As the ants bring the soil to the surface, it gets moved bit by bit by heavy rains, wind, mowers, and other means, leaving a cavern beneath the surface. Eventually, the stones tip over as the caverns collapse. Another reason to curse the person or persons who imported (by accident, of course) this accursed critter….

  2. I know that Wrenn Memorial Baptist Church two or three streets away have been keeping records and maintaining the American Spinning Cemetary for many years.

  3. My husband has several relatives buried in American Spinning Cemetrey. I found their names listed on find a grave..they have no markers so I have no idea where their graves are. I got in touch with the Church close to the cemetrey, they said they were over it but did not have a map of plots. They even said they are letting people still be buried there. I called some of the county and city offices of Greenville but did not have any luck. I wish I could get in touch with who owns the land. Thought maybe they would have map of plots.

    1. Hi – I am a librarian and do genealogical research for folks through Find-a-Grave. If you can find out which funeral home was in charge of your relatives’ burial and contact them, they should be able to tell you where your relatives are buried in the cemetery, even if they do not have a marker or the marker has been lost.
      Leslie B.

  4. I am so curious about the American Spinning Cemetery. My great great grandmother is buried here (1906) Martha A Cox Jones. I would like to take a trip to Greenville just to research more of her family line. I can not find the names of her parents. Thank you for the details of your trip and sharing them.

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