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Tomahawk Cemetery
Berkeley County, West Virginia

P.O. Box 2204,
Hedgesville, WV 25427
304-754-8869

Lat: 39° 31' 48"N, Lon: 78° 02' 38"W

Submitted by Garry Bock, Dec 26, 2003 [bock@peoplepc.com] Total records = 889.

Directions from Hedgesville, WV: Go west on Route 9 about 1.8 miles. Turn left on Back Creek Valley Road. Go about 2 miles and turn left on Presbyterian Church Road. Look for the stone church and cemetery on the hilltop.

The cemetery is owned today jointly between the Tomahawk Presbyterian and Tomahawk Christian Churches. It is in good condition and still accepting burials.

The cemetery has headstones dating back to 1806. There are many graves marked with just field stones, they may be older since there was a church called. "Mr. Vance's meeting house" on this location in 1770. The meeting house is believed to have been built around 1750.

I have transcribed this listing after visiting this cemetery, comparing those readings with previous readings and Berkeley County Death Records. It is complete up to Dec 31, 2002.

- Garry Bock

Legend:
n.d = no date given
s/of = son of
d/of = daughter of
c/of = child or children of
w/of = wife of
h/of = husband of
m/of = mother of
b/of = brother of
*** = Civil War Service
WWI = World War I
WWII = World War II

BCDR = Berkeley County Death Records
E = area on the East side of church
NE= area on North East corner of the church
N = area on North Side of church
Row numbers are for the West side of the church, Row 1 is closest to the church
? = no headstone, names from the 1970 readings in "Cemeteries of Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia" and BCDR

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