Sinking Spring Cemetery

Sinking Spring Cemetery (HM1Z61)

Location: Abingdon, VA 24210 Washington County
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N 36° 42.56', W 81° 58.924'

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In 1773, the Rev. Charles Cummings became
the first minister of the Sinking Spring
Presbyterian congregation, among the
earliest in Southwest Virginia, and the first
meetinghouse was soon constructed here of
logs. The earliest marked grave in the
cemetery is dated 1776. Buried here are
pioneers; veterans of the Revolutionary War,
the War of 1812, and the Civil War; and two
antebellum Virginia governors (David
Campbell and John B. Floyd, who also served
as President James Buchanan's secretary of
war). Cummings's log manse, among the
oldest east of the Mississippi River, was
moved here in 1971 from its original site
two miles north.
HM NumberHM1Z61
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 412286 N 4063077
Decimal Degrees36.70933333, -81.98206667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 42.56', W 81° 58.924'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 42' 33.6" N, 81° 58' 55.44" W
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Area Code(s)276
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 129-133 US-58 ALT, Abingdon VA 24210, US
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