City View Cemetery

The gallery below shows a number of the headstones at the City View Cemetery, Logan County, West Virginia. Everyone is welcome to add additional images or information about this cemetery.

City View Cemetery, Logan County, West Virginia


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19 Responses to City View Cemetery

  1. Diana Vinson-Childers says:

    Glad to see that cemetery cleaned up. Does any one know about the cemetery at Peach Creek. I am looking for Sarah Ann Vinson, Ali, Ale, Alex (have seen 3 ways) Vinson and James A. Vinson. Sarah’s death certificate had died at Aracoma buried at Peach Creek. I was there last April and found John B. Vinson and Resa Dempsey Vinson at Forest Lawn, Son of Sara and Ale. Before we found Forest Lawn we crossed the bridge at Peach Creek and was directed to an old cemetery up on the hill at the top. Over grown and no names on the graves except Pops or Doc. It was very old, some of the names were worn away. You couldn’t even get to most of them just a path mowed through. It was snake time so we didn’t stay long. I must say we were met with curiosity from the people at the top of the hill that we asked about it and the people at the bridge that directed us up the hill. The certificates that I found for James A. and Ali don’t have place of internment but I would say they would be at the same place as Sarah. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Diane says:

      Correction. That was Henlawson. To the right of the bridge on the hill. You can see that one from Satellite. We turned around at Peach Creek not knowing what we were looking for at the time. Our first trip. Correction on Alex. Should be Andrew.

    • Looking for my baby half brothers grave I thought was on top of City View there. His name was Carlos Lee Stevenson, (Hodge)

  2. Carole Clark says:

    I am looking for any info on Estil McCoy. He is buried in Monavile cemetery. His parents were Cordelia Grubb and Eugene McCoy. I am looking for my grandson whos Great grandfather was Estil. I can’t find much on them.
    thank you

    Carole

    • Bob Piros says:

      Hi Carole, there is lots of info at this free site. http://www.familysearch.org.
      I saw a Eugene McCoy listed in the 1930 US Census. Take care. Bob

    • Forest Curry says:

      Carole:
      I have a cousin James McCoy who’s father was Estil McCoy and Mother was Opal Hodge McCoy! Any Relation? I have a pic from 67 of a family reunion on City View with Estil in it. contact me on FB at Forest Curry. I’ve been trying to find James.

    • James Edward McCoy my cousin and often we stay together ;in Columbus Ohio. You will find my email. address below. If you email. me I will be glad to give you my number. James is fine. He is by the way the son of my Aunt Opal and Estil. Best wishes.

  3. Kyle Workman says:

    Of course the Old Mullins Cemetery is located in High St. just as it comes down the steep hill in back of Old Central School. Their is a cemetery at the top of the hill in Stratton Hollow. The entrance is in the big curve just at the top of the hill to the left. Its been years since I’ve been there. My kids grew up on Pine St. and had friends that lived up there and I had the only dune buggy that the kids could seek out and ride on. Joe Blair who was on the Board of Education lived up there. Although the normal road ended you could take a dune buggy out through there and come out at Wilson Camp. Joe Fish had a Volkswagen that had been cut in half and was a two passenger. Me and the kids ran into him up there one day. Didn’t talk much just squeezed by because there was no road just a path.

    • Rev. Bobby Vance says:

      MY NAME IS REV. BOBBY VANCE, I WAS RAISED 3 HOUSES UP FROM JOE BLAIR.
      MY GRANDMOTHER BURIED OUTSIDE CHATANOOGA, TN. OWNED THE LAST PLACE AT THE TOP OF MTN. LAKE PARK WHERE THE OLD CEMETARY IS LOCATED THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. My DAD S FOLKS OWNED THE OTHER HAKF OF MTN. LAKE AT ONE TIME. I JNEW WORKMANS ON THE HILL.
      I OWNED OUR OLD HOMEPLACE THERE BUT HAVE BEEN GONE 45 YEARS PLUS.
      I KNEW LOTS OF FOLKS DOWN ON CASSICK ST. AND PINE STREET.
      Love to talk about WV.

      WHO WERE FRIENDS UP ON MTN. LAKE HILL ? IM 64 YEARS OLD. WAS CRIPPLED FROM POLIO THEN. Bishopbjv@aol.com Lakeland, Fl.

  4. How interesting. I didn’t know a City View Cemetery existed. I have always be drawn to old cemeteries and loved reading the poems written on them long ago. May they rest in peace. Dolores Riggs-Davis

    • Rev. Bobby Vance says:

      My oldest sister Ohyllus Jean Vance is buried there somewhere. Was there and could not find it.

  5. Phyllis workman miller wisham says:

    my mother in law is up there somewhere…yes, it has certainly been cleaned up, i have tried to find it on pc, but this is the first time in years, thank you for putting it on here..the family used to go every yr. and clean her grave and other family members but that was way back in 50’s. It was terrible getting up there since Bertha Miller was up near top of mt…will check it out next time we come in…Thank you again for pictures. phyllis

  6. Dodie (Smith) Browning says:

    The City View Cemetery has certainly been cleaned up (best looking part of City View now). When I was a young girl in the 1940s, the cemetery was overgrown with weeds and fallen- rotten trees all over the place. The older graves (some from 1800s) were caved in and you could see parts of rotten caskets and metal casket handles sticking out of the ground. Looks like many of the stones have been cleaned up and redone too. I wonder if the county had it cleaned it up, or if possibly some civic group did it? There were bones thrown over the hill when I was young (by a man named Shamrock, who was the county paid grave digger) . One time we found a skull thrown over the hill and carried it around on a stick, holding it up to people’s windows and then running like the wind. We never desecrated any graves though. My Mother found out about the skull and we (neighborhood kids) were in BIG trouble. Mother went to the county and raised holy “heck” about it being a health hazard and a disgrace because of the mess the entire cemetery was in. I regret my disrespect and have felt guilt pangs many times as an adult for my childhood ignorance (Too many scary movies at Middleburg Theater). I would bet that some of Logan County’s earliest settlers are buried there. Some of the older death records refer to the cemetery as Coal Branch while later ones call it City View Cemetery. The Cemetery is owned by the county and it is (or was) where people could be buried at no charge by the county. It is where black people were buried during days of segregation, but there are more white people buried there than black, simply because of statistics. It is what would be called a “Potter’s Field” in metropolitan areas. Does anyone know when the cemetery was cleaned up and when? Has anyone ever recorded the names in the cemetery? The county SHOULD have records of everyone buried there after the county took it over; I suspect in the 1920s or even earlier.

    Thank you for the wonderful pictures, Frank.

    • Shelby Burgess says:

      Hi again, Dodie;
      I remember the radio station saying they were located on Ward Rock Mountain. I believe it was WLOG, or it could have been WVOW. I know you were raised in city view, so I am wondering if city view was the same as Ward Rock Mountain. I am wondering how the mountainside was named (Ward Rock Mountain ). Thanks for any info you may have.

      • Dodie (Smith) Browning says:

        Hi Shelby,
        Like you, I remember the radio station saying they were broadcasting from Ward Rock Mountain. It was WLOG but I was never sure where Ward Rock Mountain was located. I’m sure it wasn’t City View though. I decided to Google it after I read your post and it looks like all radio stations around Logan must broadcast from there. It looks like there are 3 or 4 towers at Ward Rock Mountain and it says that Ward Rock Mountain is 1.3 miles NE of Logan. I’m not very good with directions, but wouldn’t that be the mountain back of WLOG? You would laugh at my ignorance if I told you how I came to that conclusion that NE of Logan would probably be the mountain in back of WLOG, which may very well be incorrect. Maybe some of the “boys” from town will let us know for sure:)

        • Phyllis workman miller wisham says:

          wonder if it is the Mt. way up above upper high st in logan there is a radio tower up there..?

        • Kyle Workman says:

          You are exactly right again. The mountain in back of the old radio station up by Central is Ward Rock Mountain. You go out High St. to get to the road that goes to the top of the mountain. You can come out at Ethel or Mill Creek or Blair Mt.

          • Dodie (Smith) Browning says:

            Kyle,
            Have you ever been to the Cemetery that is up Stratton Hollow? Do you know which cemetery in town is the old Stratton Cemetery? I didn’t know about the one up Stratton Hollow until recently and Frank and I both need some help with that one.

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