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From: "Shari Handley" <>
Subject: [STATE-COORD] Destruction of Kings Creek Plantation Cemetery
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 11:49:45 -0500
It is so upsetting when developers (or anyone, for that matter)
desecrates an old cemetery. Please read the note below for news of an
historic Eastern Shore Virginia cemetery that is threatened by the
developer of a gated residential golf and retirement community. Be sure
to click on the link and look at the pictures showing the appalling
condition of the cemetery. For a view of what it looked like one year
What a tragedy. These people should be ashamed of themselves. They
have a web site at http://www.bay-creek.com/ . . . maybe we as
genealogists ought to send our comments to them.
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 10:32 AM
Subject: [LDR] Re: Destruction of Kings Creek Plantation Cemetery
I am forwarding this information from the GHOTES (Genealogy and History
the Eastern Shore) mailing list. Apparently the developer has plans to
the cemetery, either directly or through malign neglect.
>On Saturday I took a few photos of the current state of Kings Creek
>Plantation Cemetery, Cape Charles, Virginia -- the one that is
>by the developers of Bay Creek.
>The photos are in the Virtual Cemetery, Kings Creek Plantation, or here
>is the direct link:
>If you compare those shots with those taken a year ago, you will easily
>discern the difference. The fence has been pulled back as if to make
>way for someone to come in, perhaps a backhoe.
>The stones are in poor shape.
If you'd care to comment, the developer has a website at Bay Creek -- A
gated residential golf and retirement community on the Eastern Shore of
The Cemetery contains burials of members of the Stith, Stratton, and
C. R. V. Hall,
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