Location: Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, United States
Snow Creek Methodist Church
Snow Creek Methodist Church and Burying Ground is a historic Methodist church building and cemetery located near Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina. It was built in 1884-1885, and is a one-story, one bay by four bay, rectangular frame church in the late Greek Revival style. It has a steep gable roof and vestibule added in the mid-20th century. Also on the property is the contributing church cemetery. Graves in the cemetery include that of William Sharpe. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Soldiers at Snow Creek Cemetery
A citizen of Sharpesburg township has furnished us with the following list of soldier of the revolutionary war whose bones repose in Snow Creek grave-yard:
- William Bone
- Robert Boyd
- Ned Burton
- James Callahan
- Peter Claywell
- Robert Dobson
- Capt. William Feimster
- William Hardin
- James King
- John King
- Adam Laurence
- John Luck
- Isaac Marshall
- James McHargue
- John McHargue
- Thomas Moore
- Capt. Joseph Sharpe
- James Sharpe
- William Sharpe ("Lawyer Billy")
- Valentine Tucker
- David White
- Samuel Wilson
- William Woodsides
all soldiers of the Revolution, lie buried in private burying grounds near Snow Creek.
Of the above Peter Claywell was at the battle of Guilford Court House; James John and William Sharpe were in the battle of Kings' Mountain; Ned Burton and John Luck were at the surrender at Yorktown; John McHargue was wounded, captured and paroled, came home, took small-pox and died; James King was in the skirmish at Cowan's Ford and James Callahan was in the battle of Camden.
There are buried at Snow Creek, also, several soldiers of the war of 1812 and a number of Confederates, among the latter the gallant and distinguished Reuben P. Campbell, Colonel of the Seventh North Carolina regiment. The majority of the graves of these soldiers are unmarked save by rude stones, and the gentleman who has given us the above names and facts accompanies them with the patriotic suggestion that the descendants or other relatives of these heroes should unite and have raised in Snow Creek graveyard, a monument, if it be of no more costly material than granite, to the memory of the soldiers of these three wars who are buried there. We concur very heartily in the suggestion and have no doubt that the funds necessary for the erection of a suitable shaft could easily be raised if some one would but take the initiative in the matter."
- The Landmark, Statesville, North Carolina, Mar 9, 1883, "REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS BURIED AT SNOW CREEK"
- Snow Creek Methodist Church Cemetery on Find a Grave
- Searching for graves lost to time, Statesville Record and Landmark, Link
- National Register of Historic Places, Link
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