Location: Mount Ulla, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Surnames/tags: Cemetery Rowan_County North_Carolina
Cemetery name: Ebenezer Methodist Church cemetery
Address: 8425 NC 801 Hwy, Mount Ulla, NC 28125
GPS Coordinates: 35.6930200, -80.6425900
Ebenezer Methodist Church & cemetery were organized & built in 1853. Brothers Osborn Foard & John Foard donated the land & material for the church & cemetery. The name Ebenezer was chosen probably as a reference to 1 Samuel 7:12, where the prophet Samuel took a stone, set it up between the towns of Mizpah & Jeshanah (or Shen, as it reads in the Hebrew Bible), & named it Ebenezer, which means "the stone of help."
The cemetery is on the west side of Hwy 801; across the road from the church. There are approximately 146 known burials here. Many members & non-members of the church are buried in the cemetery.
The first burial, that of Ann F. Foard, took place in June 1854. Her grave is often mistaken to be the grave of her husband, Osborn.
Many members of the Nail & Correll families are buried in the cemetery. There are also a number of unmarked graves of church members & relatives of members.
It is said that many slaves & Indians are buried around the cemetery in unmarked graves. Wherever the ground dips down a bit marks a slave/Indian grave. Small, brick-sized stones set in the ground mark very few of these graves.
The notable monuments in Ebenezer Methodist Church cemetery are hard to spot. Small, blank, brick-sized stones placed in the ground throughout the cemetery. Most of them are in the corner closest to the church building. It is said they mark graves of slaves & Indians. But there is no proof of this or that they mark any burial.
The only notable interments in Ebenezer Methodist Church cemetery are those of our war heroes.
- See the Ebenezer Methodist Church cemetery category for those buried here.
- Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery on Find a Grave