Ward Cemetery is located in eastern Kanawha County 
on Kelly's Creek Road, one mile northeast of the 
town of Cedar Grove in the state of West Virginia.  

Official Site
Kanawha County, WV

Ward Cemetery

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MAILING ADDRESS

Ward Cemetery, c/o Sherry Smith, 3012 Dorsey Drive, Belle WV 25015

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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

Current burial records are maintained by Jan Richardson.  
The original burial records were lost in a fire; however, new records were created and 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. 
 

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 the present 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 licensed to conduct business in the state of West Virginia.  The Committee was established to assist with the care of Ward Cemetery, and depends on donations from the local community to aid in their work.  Please click on the link to the ADVISORY page for more information. The next meeting of the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee will be Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at noon at Shrewsbury Baptist Church.  Everyone is invited to attend. This will also be our annual Christmas luncheon so please bring a potluck dish.  If you have questions or need information about the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee, please contact John Kidd or Wilma Kidd at (304) 727-5695 or email wvkidds@suddenlink.net.

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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.  If you need access through the locked double gates, please contact cemetery volunteers John Kidd or Wilma Kidd at 304-727-5695 or Wanda Bass at 304-595-1245 to make arrangements for someone to unlock the gates IN ADVANCE of your visit.  See our POLICY page for more information regarding our cemetery guidelines.


 
 

Ward Cemetery is an independent community cemetery and is NOT connected in any way to the Ward Church of God or the former Ward Reunion.