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Contact us at (828) 437-4104 or historicburke@gmail.com

P.O. Box 915, Morganton, NC 28680

Historic Burke Foundation promotes knowledge of local culture and history through educational programming and historic site preservation.

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P.O. Box 915
Morganton, NC, 28680

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Erwin Family Cemetery at Belvidere Plantation

 

This small cemetery containing 21 known graves dating from 1822 - 1894, is located on Belvidere Lane off Piedmont Road, Morganton, NC. It is the resting place of Arthur Erwin and his descendants.  The cemetery lies near the site of Belvidere, a home built by Arthur’s, son William Willoughby Erwin, who married Matilda Sharpe of Iredell County.  They had sixteen children and numerous grandchildren who became prominent citizens.

Restoration work was done on the cemetery in 2012 by Historic Burke Foundation and Boy Scout Drew McMahon for his Eagle Scout project.