Well this is our last little bit of Chiles Cemetery at Avoca. The last two pictures are commemoration plaques for Colonel Charles Lynch and General James Dearing.
Mansion Bridge Road is only minutes from Avoca.
Just minutes down the road and near the Staunton River lies the graveyard of John Ward. This is where he operated a mill, a ferry and an inn. The house burned down at the end of the nineteenth century.
Part of the property was sold in the nineteenth century and these are pictures of the plaque outside an extra building and the boards from the inn which the Wards operated.
We had to park on the side of the road and walk through weeds and climb over a wire fence to get to the graveyard.
Then we were finally there.
Tomorrow we will take a closer look at the grave markers.
Campbell chronicles and family sketches,: Embracing the history of Campbell county, Virginia, 1782-1926,
People From Campbell County, Virginia: William Nelson Page, Thomas L. Rosser, Sarah Louise Delany, James Dearing, Lewis A. Pick, Seth Ward
The Bishop copper prospect: near Lynch Station, Campbell County, Virginia. (Famous Mineral Localities).: An article from: The Mineralogical Record