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Flatfoot African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery

Thunder Hill Rd.
New London Twp.

Filename Description Date Submitter
1860map.jpg Map of Location of Flatfoot AME Cemetery
This cemetery has become part of a new-growth woodland over the years. Only a few carved gravestones remain, along with several fieldstones and numerous shallow grave depressions. An old roadway is still clear, through the woods to the cemetery.

The church appears on the 1847, 1860, and 1883 maps of the township. The nearby homes of the MAYHEW and NELSON families also appear on the 1860 and 1883 maps.

According to an old newspaper article, two burials for which gravestones do not remain were for Joseph NELSON and Dan QUEEN, who died from a gunshot wound to the head during a riot at Lincoln University.

The community was in close proximity to the Pleasant Garden iron forge, which evidently gave employment to the residents of Flatfoot. A mansion at the iron works is said to have served as a station on the Underground Railroad. Other
nearby workplaces shown on the 1860 map included a cotton lap factory and a paper mill.
Jan 2006 Fred Kelso
Unmarked Fieldstones Jan 2006 Fred Kelso
Died 1887
Aged 50 years.
Jan 2006 Fred Kelso
MAYHEW, Joseph
Died Feb. 1846
Aged 57 years.
MAYHEW, Rosanna
Died Dec. 27, 1885
Aged 87 years.
Jan 2006 Fred Kelso

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