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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 15:16

‘Honoring our Heritage on Hallowed Hill’

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The next Jackson County Genealogical Society meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Historic Jackson County Courthouse in Sylva.

Titled “Honoring our Heritage on Hallowed Hill,” the subject is the Bryson City Cemetery and more specifically, the efforts of the newly formed Friends of the Bryson City Cemetery (FBCC). The cemetery has a unique history, having been sold by the Cline family (then of Jackson County) to the Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches of Bryson City in 1884. Those churches then sold family plots, some of which were registered, but some were not.

Swain County native Don Casada will share additional information on the history of the cemetery, anecdotes about historical episodes related to those buried there, and the FBCC’s work to not just maintain, but to improve the cemetery grounds.

Leading up to the presentation, folks are encouraged to visit www.friendsofthebccemetery.org to learn more.

Following the program, there will be a refreshment reception at 7:30 p.m. All JCGS events are free of charge and the public is welcome. For more information visit them on Facebook or call 828.631.2646.

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