Official Site
Kanawha County, West Virginia
One mile northeast of Cedar Grove, WV
Kelley's Creek Roadg

Ward Cemetery

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About Ward Cemetery

The precise details surrounding the establishment of Ward Cemetery are lost to time, but at some point during the very early years of the community's existence, a plot of land was set aside to serve as a cemetery. 

Burial Records

The original burial records were lost in a fire; however, the cemetery was mapped and new records were created from information taken from the headstones/markers.  Burials in Ward Cemetery can be located if the grave has a readable marker.

Information for Researchers

Many family tree researchers assume that a death certificate that states the burial place as Ward, WV, indicates a burial in Ward Cemetery.  However, Mount Lewis Cemetery is located within walking distance of Ward Cemetery. 

PLEASE NOTE WARD CEMETERY HAS NO OFFICE ON SITE

If you need to locate a grave or need additional information or assistance, please contact

us BEFORE your visit. Ward Cemetery has no office on site and is cared for by

volunteers who may not be immediately available to assist you at the time of your visit.


LOCATION ADDRESS

Ward Cemetery is located on Kelley's Creek Road, one mile northeast of Cedar Grove, WV
Kanawha County EMS Address: 2041 Kelley's Creek Rd, Cedar Grove, WV
GPS Coordinates:   38.233181, -81.417323

PLEASE SEND ALL MAIL TO OUR MAILING ADDRESS

Ward Cemetery

c/o Sherry Smith

3012 Dorsey Drive

Belle WV 25015

info@wardcemetery.com

WELCOME TO WARD CEMETERY

Ward Cemetery is located near the former coal mining town of Ward, West Virginia.  The cemetery is located on Kelly's Creek Road in an unincorporated area of eastern Kanawha County approximately one mile northeast of the of the town of Cedar Grove, West Virginia.  The cemetery is around twelve acres in size and is situated on a hillside.  Ward Cemetery is a very old community cemetery and the terrain in some areas of the cemetery can be very rugged and steep.  Ward Cemetery is not a perpetual care cemetery, is not operated for profit, and there are no deeded plots.  
 
 
 
 


CARETAKER INFORMATION


After many years of loving care and dedication by caretakers such as Charles and Patsy Tucker and Lee Roy and Helen Smith and others, Ward Cemetery still continues to be maintained thanks to the work of caretaker Sherry Smith assisted by the volunteer members of the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee.  Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee, Inc. is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and is licensed to conduct business in the state of West Virginia.  The all-volunteer committee was established to assist with the care of Ward Cemetery as funds allow.  The volunteers depend upon donations from the local community to carry out their work.  The next meeting of the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee has been postponed due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  At this time, we are unsure as to when the next meeting will be scheduled.  Please check back for updates.  If you have questions or need information about the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee, please email us at info@wardcemetery.com or use our CONTACT FORM

CEMETERY LOCATION

 





VISITOR INFORMATION


Ward Cemetery visiting hours are daily from dawn until dusk.  Ward Cemetery has no paid staff and no office on site.  The smaller cemetery gates are always unlocked for visitors.  However, due to past problems with theft, vandalism, and damage caused by off-road vehicles, the larger double gates will remain locked for the protection of the cemetery.  Please see our POLICY page for more information regarding cemetery regulations.


If you need access through the locked drive-in gates, please contact us IN ADVANCE OF YOUR VISIT to make arrangements for one of our volunteers to meet you to unlock the gates.  You may email us at 

info@wardcemetery.com or 

sherry@wardcemetery.com 

or use our CONTACT FORM 

 
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WARD CEMETERY

BURIAL RECORDS INFO:  jan@wardcemetery.com

GENERAL INFO:  info@wardcemetery.com

OR YOU MAY USE THE CONTACT FORM FOR ANY INQUIRY