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Uncovering local legends: The grave in the middle of the road


Uncovering local legends: The grave in the middle of the road
COURTESY/Allen Burrow, descendant of Phillip J. Burrow — Passersby and drivers accepted the presence of this grave marker rising from the dirt mound and brush at the intersection of the roads and passed with respect.


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September 21, 2016
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In western Wilson County, one could once find a lone grave marker on a dirt mound surrounded by rocks in the middle of a three-way intersection of county roads 104 and 105. The dirt mound elevated several feet above the level ground. It was overgrown with brush, hiding the marking rock, with only the grave marker itself rising out of the mound of soil and brush for passersby to see. Part of the sandstone grave marker, broken and eroded by time and weathering, lay near the grave.  . . .

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Great story, Mark! I don't remember reading it before. Julia Castro

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