|ROCKY MOUNT: Edgecombe County|
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncedgeco/ has general Edgecombe County information. [September 2005]
Temple Beth El, 838 Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC. Conservative (252) 446-7675. http://www.newsobserver.com/lifestyles/religion/jewishtemple/v-printer/story/1235502p-7342645c.html has history. [September 2005]
UPDATE: "Pineview is the oldest and largest of the cemeteries owned and operated by the City of Rocky Mount. Located on the south side of Raleigh Road between Pineview St. and Fairview Rd., in eastern Rocky Mount. Pineview Cemetery was purchased on May 6, 1889 from what was the Rocky Mount Cemetery Association. ... Pineview is split into sections, the same way Rocky Mount is divided into neighborhoods. "Pineview Cemetery has a Jewish section set aside for those of the Jewish faith," said Peter Varney, assistant city manager. ... In 1941, one of the Workers' Progress Administration (WPA) projects was to collect cemetery records across the United States. Records from North Carolina were sent to the former Department of Archives and History in Raleigh. These records and the records of Dr. Margaret Battle, a member of the Nash Historical Society and a volunteer guide at Stonewall Manor, are in the process of being compiled for Nash County. The cemeteries are listed by name in alphabetical order. The first book contains those whose last names begin with A-J, said Billie Jo Matthews, president-elect of Tar River Connections Genealogical Society. The second book, dealing with county churches and family cemeteries for the last names beginning with K-Z, is at the printer and will be available soon." Source: http://www.ci.rocky-mount.nc.us/parks&rec/cemeteries.html.
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