Official Site

Ward Cemetery

Kelly's Creek Road - One Mile Northeast of Cedar Grove
Ward, Kanawha County, West Virginia 

The town of Ward, West Virginia, was once a bustling coal mining community in eastern Kanawha County.  Ward was home to the employees and families of the Kelly's Creek Colliery Company, later known as Valley Camp Coal Company. Read More

The original burial records were lost in a fire; however, burials in Ward Cemetery can be located if there is an existing, readable marker. If you need a look-up of a plot number or need help locating a burial, please send us a request and we will be happy to assist you.  Read More

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee was formed by volunteers to assist in maintaining the cemetery grounds and to help preserve the physical artifacts, monuments, buildings, and infrastructure of the cemetery as a cultural landmark and historic resource.  Read More

ABOUT WARD CEMETERY

Ward Cemetery is located on Kelly's Creek Road approximately one mile northeast of Cedar Grove in what was once the coal mining town of Ward, WV. The cemetery's area is approximately twelve acres and is the final resting place for more than 2000 people.  Those interred in the cemetery represent many ages, faiths, races, cultures, and nationalities, most of them brought together by common circumstances ...coal mining and life in a coal camp.


The Ward Cemetery is not a perpetual care cemetery and there are no deeded plots.  The cemetery has been cared for by volunteers for many years and depends on their efforts in addition to donations.  After many years of loving care and dedication by volunteer caretakers such as Charles and Patsy Tucker and Lee Roy and Helen Smith and others, the Ward Cemetery still continues to be maintained thanks to the work of the present caretaker Sherry Smith assisted by volunteers.

If you would like to donate towards the care of Ward Cemetery, please donate online or make checks payable to Ward Cemetery and mail to: 


Ward Cemetery

c/o Sherry Smith

3012 Dorsey Drive

Belle WV 25015

 

CEMETERY LOCATION

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PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING.  THOSE IN CHARGE OF SEEKING DONATIONS AND CARING FOR THE CEMETERY ARE VOLUNTEERS WHO DONATE THEIR TIME AND EFFORTS TO THE CARE OF WARD CEMETERY.

 
 
This GRID MAP is the only map that exists of Ward Cemetery. The map is based on the original grid map created by Lee Roy Smith, former caretaker for the Ward Cemetery.  There have been some minor landscape changes over the years.  You may need to click on the map to enlarge it. You will need a plot number to locate a burial using the grid map.  Plot numbers correspond to the grid map.

Please email us or use the CONTACT FORM on this website to obtain a plot number for marked burials.

 
 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE NEWS

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