Gaston County Public Library

Lincoln County Cemeteries

There is no one complete transcription of all the cemeteries in the county. We do have many books on individual cemeteries. You can find these in our Catalog by doing a Subject search for Cemeteries. Also try a Keyword search for the name of the cemetery.

Also, we have collections of cemetery inscriptions, done at different times and with varying degrees of coverage. Some cemeteries have been transcribed more than once. Below is a list of books, each with an identification code. It is followed by a list of cemeteries and the code(s) for the book(s) they are found in.

N. B. The transcriptions of these cemeteries often differ. It's best to look at all of them as graves may have been lost or become illegible over the years. Also many of these cemeteries are very small; there may be only a couple of graves.

  • Cemetery List, compiled by C. D. Stroup. [929.3 Str NCC v. 1] Hand writen transcriptions; most done in 1960-1961. At Jonas NCC. Code=CL
  • Early Church Histories and Cemeteries of Gaston and Lincoln Counties [929.5 Ear NCC], compiled in 1987. At Gastonia NCC. Code=ECHC.
  • Eswau Huppeday, [929.1 Esw NCC] Bulletin of the Broad River Genealogical Society. References are to specific issues. At Gastonia and Jonas NCC. Code=EH.
  • Gaston County Historical Bulletin [051 Gas NCC]. References are to specific issues. Code=GCHB.
  • Lincoln County Church Cemeteries (2 books), uncataloged looseleaf volumes in Jonas NCC. Some pages typed, some handwritten. Code=LCCv#.
  • Lincoln County Family Cemeteries, uncataloged looseleaf volume in Jonas NCC. Some pages typed, some handwritten. Code=LCFC.
  • Old Gravesites Revisted, 3 vols. [929.5 Wal NCC] compiled by Terry Waldrop and others, pub. 1986-1990. At Gastonia and Jonas NCC. Includes Gaston and Lincoln Counties. Code=OGRv#. Some of the cemeteries in vol. 1 are online at the Tombstone Transcription Project, http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/gaston2.html.
  • Relocation of Various Cemeteries by Duke Power Company from Area Inundated by Waters of Lake Norman. [929.3 D NCC] At Gastonia NCC Code=RVC.
  • West Lincoln County Church Cemeteries, 2 vols. [929.5 Pee NCC] compiled by Helen W. Peeler and others, pub. 1986-1990. At Jonas NCC. Code=WLCCv#.
  • WPA Pre-1914 Cemetery Inscriptions. Microfilm. Complete set at Gastonia NCC; Lincoln County roll at Jonas NCC; Gaston & Lincoln Counties are on roll 3. Copied ca. 1939. Code=WPA.

Many gravesites are being posted online. Try these sites.

List of Cemeteries -- Organized by Name

  • Abernathy (John) Grave. RVC.
  • Amity Baptist Church Cemetery. LCCv1.
  • Antioch Methodist Church Cemetery, Crouse [just over the line in Gaston]. GCHB v. 6 no. 4, OGRv1; WLCCv1.
  • Asbury Methodist Church Cemetery. LCCv1; WPA.
  • Bailey Cemetery. OGRv1.
  • Bandy Cemetery. OGRv1.
  • Barnett Cemetery. LCFC; OGRv1.
  • Beam Cemetery. LCFC p.2 & 83.
  • Bess Cemetery. LCFC p. 4 & 57.
  • Bess Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. WLCCv1.
  • Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. LCCv1.
  • Bethel [United] Methodist Church Cemetery, Denver. LCCv1 p.20 & 39; OGRv3; WLCCv1.
  • Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery. LCCv1; WLCCv1.
  • Bethpage Lutheran see Bethphage.
  • Bethphage Lutheran Church Cemetery. ECHC; LCCv1; WLCCv1; WPA.
  • Black (Ephraim Sen.) Cemetery. LCFC p.66 says destroyed. OGRv2 [seen in 1988].
  • Black (Lorenzo) Cemetery. LCFC; OGRv1.
  • Boyles Cemetery. LCFC.
  • Bradshaw Cemetery. LCFC; OGRv1.
  • Butts (Michael) Grave. OGRv1.
  • Bynum Cemetery. OGRv2.
  • Cansler [Canseler] -- Genseler Cemetery. LCFC.
  • Carpenter Cemetery #1 [road 1612]. LCFC.
  • Carpenter Cemetery #2 [road 1252]. LCFC.
  • Carpenter Cemetery #3 [road 1240]. LCFC.
  • Carpenter Cemetery #5 [in Catawba Co.]. LCFC.
  • Carpenter (Caleb) Grave. LCFC; OGRv1.
  • Carpenter - Crouse Cemetery aka Big Joe Carpenter Family Cemetery.
    GCHB v. 8 no. 1 lists as Gaston County; LCFC; OGRv1 lists as Lincoln County.
  • Carpenter (Henry) Cemetery. OGRv1; OGRv3.
  • Carpenter (Jacob) -- Hoyle (Martin) [Cleveland Co.]. LCFC.
  • Carpenter -- Killian. LCFC.
  • Carpenter -- Kiser Cemetery. LCFC.
  • Carpenter (William) Cemetery. OGRv1; OGRv3.
  • Cedar Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery. LCCv1; WLCCv1.
  • Chapman Cemetery. LCFC.
  • Church of Our Savior Cemetery. WPA.
  • Cloninger (Michael) Cemetery. OGRv3.
  • Coon (George) Cemetery aka Coon -- Kistler -- [Houser] Cemetery. LCFC p.22 & 50; OGRv1.
  • Cox (Morris) Cemetery. LCFC; OGRv1.
  • Crouse see Carpenter - Crouse.
  • Crowell Memorial [United] Methodist Church Cemetery. WLCCv1.
  • Daniels Community Cemetery see Daniels Evangelical.
  • Daniels Evangelical [Lutheran] and Reformed Church. LCCv1; WLCCv1; WPA.
  • Davids Chapel [Memorial] Methodist Church. LCCv1; WLCCv1.
  • Deller see Harris Grave.
  • Dellinger (Samuel) Grave. OGRv1.
  • Dellinger see also Smith - Dellinger Cemetery.
  • Derr (Andrew) Cemetery. OGRv1.
  • Diefebach Cemetery. CL; LCFC.
  • Dutch Meeting House see Old Dutch Meeting House.
  • Eaker see Mauney - Eaker Cemetery.
  • Elbethel Methodist Church Cemetery [African American]. OGRv1.
  • Emanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lincolnton. ECHC; LCCv1.
  • Fairfield Methodist Church Cemetery. CL; LCCv1; OGRv3.
  • Faith Baptist Church Cemetery. CL; LCCv1.
  • Finger Cemetery. OGRv1.
  • Finger (Daniel) Cemetery. OGRv1.
  • First [United] Methodist Church Cemetery aka Old Methodist, Lincolnton. CL; LCCv1; LCCv2; WPA.
  • Forney (Abram) Cemetery. OGRv1.
  • Forney (Jacob) Cemetery. LCFC.
  • Forney (Peter) Cemetery. LCFC on p.85; OGRv1.
  • Friendly Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. LCCv1.
  • Gainesville Baptist Church Cemetery. WLCCv1.
  • Genseler see Cansler.
  • Harrill -- Hester Cemeteries [2 cemeteries side-by-side]. LCFC; OGRv1.
  • Harris Grave [N. C. Deller, dau. of R. W. Harris]. OGRv3.
  • Heafner Cemetery aka Heavner. LCFC p.28 & 85; OGRv1.
  • Heafner see also Weaver -- Heafner.
  • Hebron Methodist Church Cemetery. WLCCv1.
  • Henkle Cemetery. OGRv1.
  • Hester see Harrill -- Hester.
  • Hicks Cemetery. LCFC; OGRv3.
  • Hill see also Shidal - Hill.
  • Hill's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. LCCv1; OGRv3.
  • Hollybrook Cemetery, Lincolnton. CL.
  • Hoover Cemetery. LCFC; OGRv1.
  • Houser see also Coon (George).
  • Houser Cemetery aka Houser -- Reep -- Mosteller -- Leatherman Cemetery. LCFC [several entries]; OGRv1.
  • Houser (Jonas P.) Cemetery. OGRv2.
  • Houser (Sally) Grave. OGRv1.
  • Hoyle see also Carpenter (Jacob).
  • Huffstetler see Kiser - Huffstetler.
  • Hull Cemetery. LCFC; OGRv1.
  • Hull's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. LCCv1; WLCCv1.
  • Iron Station Cemetery. LCFC.
  • Ivey Methodist Church Cemetery. LCCv1.
  • Keever Cemetery. CL, LCFC [2 entries]; OGRv1.
  • Kestler (George) Cemetery. OGRv1.
  • Killian see Carpenter -- Killian.
  • King Cemetery. LCFC; OGRv1.
  • Kiser see also Carpenter -- Kiser.
  • Kiser - Huffstetler Cemetery aka Lawrence and Levi Kiser Cemetery. GCHB v. 37 no. 1; OGRv1.
  • Kistler Cemetery. LCFC; OGRv1.
  • Kistler see also Coon (George).
  • Laboratory [United] Methodist Church Cemetery. CL; EH v.5 no. 3 and 4; LCCv1; WPA.
  • Laurel Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. WLCCv1.
  • Leatherman see Houser.
  • Leonard's Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. WLCCv1.
  • Leonhardt Cemetery aka Wood Cemetery. LCFC p.82 & 84; OGRv1.
  • Linhardt Cemetery. LCFC.
  • Link's Old Chapel Cemetery [African American]. OGRv1.
  • Link (Henry) Grave. OGRv1.
  • Little Family Cemetery. RVC.
  • Lutheran Chapel Church Cemetery. CL; LCCv2; OGRv3.
  • Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. CL; LCCv2; WPA.
  • Macedonia United Methodist Church. WLCCv2.
  • Machpelah [aka Macphelah or Macpelah] Cemetery. CL; LCCv2; OGRv1; WPA.
  • Martha Chapel Cemetery. OGRv1.
  • Marvin [United] Methodist Church Cemetery. LCCv2; WLCCv2.
  • Mauney-Eaker Cemetery. OGRv1.
  • Mauney -- Smith Cemetery. LCFC.
  • McClurg Cemetery. LCFC; OGRv1.
  • McKendree Methodist Church Cemetery. LCCv2; WPA.
  • Moore Cemetery [African American]. OGRv1.
  • Mosteller Cemetery. OGRv1; OGRv2.
  • Mosteller see also Houser.
  • Mount... see Mt.
  • Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery. LCCv2.
  • Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery. WLCCv2.
  • New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery. LCCv2.
  • North Brook Baptist Church Cemetery. WLCCv2.
  • Old Dutch Meeting House. CL; LCCv2.
  • Old Methodist, Lincolnton see First [United] Methodist.
  • Old Smith see Smith -- Dellinger.
  • Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery. OGRv1.
  • Old White Church Cemetery. LCCv2; WPA.
  • Our Savior Episcopal [Woodside] Church. WLCCv2.
  • Palm Tree Methodist Church Cemetery. WLCCv2.
  • Pisgah [United] Methodist Church Cemetery. WLCCv2; WPA.
  • Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Cemetery. WLCCv2.
  • Plonk Cemetery. LCFC, OGRv1; also http://home.earthlink.net/~plonkcemetery/PlonkFamilyCemeteryGuide.pdf.
  • Quickel (Michael) Cemetery. OGRv3.
  • Ramsaur aka Ramsour Cemetery. CL; LCFC; OGRv1.
  • Ramsour - see Reinhardt - Ramsour Cemetery.
  • Ramsour's Mill Battleground, 4 men killed in battle. LCFC.
  • Reep see also Houser Cemetery.
  • Reepe (Jessie) Cemetery. OGRv3.
  • Reep's Campground Cemetery. OGRv1.
  • Reep's Grove Methodist Church Cemetery. WLCCv2.
  • Reepsville Baptist Church Cemetery. LCCv2; WLCCv2.
  • Reinhardt - Ramsour Cemetery. LCFC p.59 & 65; OGRv1.
  • Rhinehardt see Reinhardt.
  • Rhodes (Henry)Cemetery. LCFC; OGRv1.
  • Rhyne (Peter) Cemetery. OGRv2.
  • Ri[_]chey (Elizabeth E.) Grave. LCFC.
  • Riverview Baptist Church Cemetery. LCCv2.
  • Rudisil (Henry)Cemetery. OGRv1.
  • Rush (Molly) Grave. OGRv1.
  • Russell's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. LCCv2; WLCCv2.
  • Sain (Jacob) Cemetery. LCFC; OGRv1.
  • Saint ... see St.
  • Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, High Shoals. LCCv2; OGRv2; WPA.
  • Salem Evangelical and Reformed Lutheran Church Cemetery. WLCCv2.
  • Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery. OGRv3.
  • Sane (Peter) Cemetery. LCFC; OGRv2.
  • Sharon Church Cemetery. LCCv2.
  • Shidal - Hill Cemetery aka Shidal -- Greenhill. LCFC p.57 & 73; OGRv1.
  • Shul (Charles) Cemetery. OGRv2.
  • Smith - Dellinger Cemetery aka Old Smith. LCFC; OGRv1.
  • Smith see also Mauney -- Smith.
  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery. LCCv2; WPA.
  • St. Mark's. When the "new" Beaver Dam Lutheran Church was built in 1856, the name was changed to St. Marks. This church is actually in Gaston County not far from the county line.)
  • St. Matthew's Cemetery. WPA.
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Crouse. OGRv1 WLCCv2.
  • St. Luke's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Pumpkin Center. LCCv2.
  • Stroup Cemetery. LCFC.
  • Tabernacle [Methodist] Church Cemetery. LCCv2; OGRv1.
  • Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Vale. ECHC; LCCv2; WLCCv2.
  • Tucker (G. W. ) Grave. OGRv2.
  • Unity Presbyterian Church Cemetery. LCCv2; OGRv2; WPA.
  • Weathers (James A.) Cemetery. OGRv2.
  • Weaver Cemetery aka Weaver -- Heafner. LCFC p.70 & 80; OGRv1.
  • Webbs Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. LCCv1.
  • Wehunt Cemetery. LCFC, OGRv1.
  • White Zion Methodist Church Cemetery. LCCv2; WLCCv2; WPA.
  • Wilson (Amy) Grave. OGRv3.
  • Wingate Cemetery. LCFC.
  • Wingate (James F. Jr.) Grave. OGRv1.
  • Wood see Leonhardt Cemetery.
  • Zimmerman see also Carpenter.
  • Zion Methodist see White Zion Methodist.