Pioneer Cemetery

Point Pleasant, West Virginia

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Pioneer Cemetery is located at the corner of Ninth Street and WV-62 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia (Mason County). The coordinates are 38° 50' 52" N, 82° 8' 10" W

Pioneer Cemetery is very old, so there are naturally quite a few broken/fallen gravestones. The cemetery is very well taken care of though. Someone even took the time to build a kiosk at the edge of the cemetery. The kiosk contains records of all the burials at this cemetery. This is the first time I have run across something like this at a cemetery, and I think it's a terrific idea! I'm sure anyone researching their family tree would find it extremely helpful!

There are two historical markers at the front of Pioneer Cemetery. One of them lists the names of some of the older veterans buried at the cemetery (John Roush and John Roseberry - Revolutionary War soldiers; Major Andrew Waggener - hero of Craney Island, War of 1812). The second historical marker is about Dr. Jesse Bennett. Dr. Bennett performed the first Caesarean operation in America on his wife. He also was a colonel of the Virginia Militia.

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