Historic Hampshire County, WV
West Virginia's Oldest County


Edwards (Thomas) Family Cemetery, Edwards Run, Capon Bridge, WV.

McGahuey photo before 2003

photos taken Sept. 2004

This cemetery is located just off of Cold Stream Road between Capon Bridge and Slanesville on the north side of Edwards Run. Located about a 1000 feet from the entrance to the Capon Bridge Resort on private property.

  • Thomas Edwards: "Here lies the body of Thomas Edwards who died in 1814, may his soul rest in peace".
  • There are approximately 30 other stones in this cemetery. Some marked with names, some with initials, and others flat stones with no inscriptions.

    This cemetery has been cleaned through out the years, but at present, is overgrown. You can still see parts of a white wooden fence and an older iron fence that once stood in this location at different times.There may be as many as 20 or more burials here, but many are lost.

    "Here lies the body of Thomas Edwards... died 1814"


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