Quaker Meadows Cemetery

In 1767, Joseph McDowell created the cemetery when his grandson, David, died. The cemetery is the earliest identified site associated with white settlement in western North Carolina. During the next 100+ years, 59 family members and other prominent Burke County residents were buried here. From Independence Boulevard, turn onto Sam Wall Avenue, then take a a quick right onto Branstrom Drive. The cemetery is at the top of the hill. The gate is locked. Contact Historic Burke Foundation to obtain entrance.)

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