For each cemetery in the index the following information is provided.Since most of the researchers using these cemetery pages live a good distance away from the mountains of Southwestern Virginia some of us call home, I thought it would be useful to make some general remarks about grave stones and cemeteries.We have attempted to use the most widely used name and to include alternate names in the description.Go to Galax Cemeteries for cemeteries that are within the current city limits of Galax, Va.This index lists about 560 cemeteries identified in Grayson Co. About 500 of these have been surveyed with files listing burial information presented here. Included in this index are several cemeteries where there is no available information on the burials and cemeteries where we do not currently have sufficent information to find them.Some of these may be duplicates of other known cemeteries.
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Funerary practices in Appalachia are in some ways very different than they are in other parts of the world.
Some places have two sets of funeral sermons, and even three or four.
As time progressed, and folks became more settled, some very wealthy or very foolish bought marble stones.
These stones were brought from Louisville, Kentucky, and the freight was exceedingly expensive, but if you find an antebellum marble stone, the person was wealthy or the family squandered their money on freight to get it to the hills.