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South Point Cemetery

Orrick Township

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South Point Cemetery

Orrick Twp

#8 on Orrick Township Map


94° 5'53.00"W


T51R28S18 & T51R29S13

1973 Ray County History: The land for the oldest part of this cemetery was donated by a Mr. Ross in 1844. Later, land was obtained from Dr. William H. Campbell.

May 1941 The South Point Cemetery Association was formed. The affairs of the association were to be managed by a board of trustees consisting of six members. The first were - Mrs. Lora Offutt, president; C. A. Gooch, vice-president; Mrs. Edith Hendrix, secretary; Arch Kirkham, treasurer; Mrs. Mary Sheetz, and E. A. Paulson.

In 1965 the listings of the cemetery showed over 720 graves. The first was that of Lewis Pigg, February 8, 1783-Apirl 5, 1845.

The people of the Orrick Community are proud of this cemetery which is well kept. It is located on a peaceful and serene hill-top, one and one half miles east of Orrick on Highway 210 and one-fourth mile north on Route E. (1973 - roads have changed since then)


DAR Index: located at Hwy T and Hwy EE (Southpoint Drive)


It has been observed that in old obituaries when the place of burial is said to be: "in the cemetery at South Point Church", the burial is actually in Brasher Cemetery and not at South Point Cemetery.

Ray REF 929.3 RAY


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