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A visit to the God's Acre ...

Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the God's Acre. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The God's Acre (FAG ID #2224695)

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, we found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

The Location of the God's Acre ...

The God's Acre is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the southeast of Winston-Salem.

Jump to Google Maps centered on the God's Acre

The cemetery is located in Forsyth County<2>.

Adjacent to the God's Acre and just to the north is the Salem Cemetery.

The county seat for Forsyth County is located in Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem lies just to the north northwest of the God's Acre .

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the God's Acre

Lat:   36.0901°   (36° 5' 24")

Lon:   -80.2386°   (-80° 14' 18")

Establishment of the God's Acre ...

The God's Acre was established in 1771.

Name Variations for God's Acre ...

When doing your research, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations.

God's Acre has also been known as:

  • Salem Moravian God's Acre
  • Salem Moravian Cemetery

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the God's Acre:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the God's Acre.

  • Alspaugh [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alspaugh
    • Alspaugh [Forsyth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the north of God's Acre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alspaugh have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alspaugh
  • Ardmore [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ardmore
    • Ardmore [Forsyth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the west of God's Acre
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ardmore
  • Bon Air [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Air
    • Bon Air [Forsyth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the north of God's Acre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Air have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bon Air
  • Brookwood [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookwood
    • Brookwood [Forsyth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the north of God's Acre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookwood
  • Continue List   (23 more) ...
    • Buena Vista [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Forsyth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northwest of God's Acre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Chalk Level [Forsyth County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalk Level
      • Chalk Level [Forsyth County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of God's Acre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chalk Level have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cityview [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cityview
      • Cityview [Forsyth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northeast of God's Acre
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cityview
    • Creekwood Acres [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creekwood Acres
      • Creekwood Acres [Forsyth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the north of God's Acre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creekwood Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creekwood Acres
    • East Winston [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Winston
      • East Winston [Forsyth County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northeast of God's Acre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Winston have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Winston
    • Forest Hills [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Hills
      • Forest Hills [Forsyth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the north of God's Acre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hills
    • Fox Hall [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Hall
      • Fox Hall [Forsyth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northwest of God's Acre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Hall
    • Guthrie [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guthrie
      • Guthrie [Forsyth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of God's Acre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guthrie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
    • Montview [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montview
      • Montview [Forsyth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the north of God's Acre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montview
    • Mount Tabor [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Tabor
      • Mount Tabor [Forsyth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northwest of God's Acre
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Tabor
    • North Winston [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Winston
      • North Winston [Forsyth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the north of God's Acre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Winston have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Winston
    • Oak Crest [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Crest
      • Oak Crest [Forsyth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northwest of God's Acre
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Crest
    • Ogburn Station [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogburn Station
      • Ogburn Station [Forsyth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of God's Acre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ogburn Station have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogburn Station
    • Old Town [Forsyth County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Forsyth County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northwest of God's Acre
    • Park Terrace [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Terrace
      • Park Terrace [Forsyth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northeast of God's Acre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Terrace
    • Reynolda Park [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reynolda Park
      • Reynolda Park [Forsyth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northwest of God's Acre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reynolda Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reynolda Park
    • Reynolda [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reynolda
      • Reynolda [Forsyth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northwest of God's Acre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reynolda have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reynolda
    • Rosemont [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosemont
      • Rosemont [Forsyth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the south of God's Acre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosemont have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosemont
    • Sedge Garden [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedge Garden
      • Sedge Garden [Forsyth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of God's Acre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sedge Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedge Garden
    • Waughtown [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waughtown
      • Waughtown [Forsyth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the southeast of God's Acre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waughtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waughtown
    • Westview [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westview
      • Westview [Forsyth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the west of God's Acre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westview
    • Willowbend [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowbend
      • Willowbend [Forsyth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of God's Acre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willowbend have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowbend
    • Winston-Salem [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winston-Salem
      • Winston-Salem [Forsyth County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northwest of God's Acre
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 248,112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winston-Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winston-Salem<5>

For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the God's Acre. The following communities are located in Forsyth County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The God's Acre.

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 19 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the God's Acre. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Forsyth County.

  • Bellevue Cemetery [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bellevue Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bellevue Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellevue Cemetery
  • Bethabara Moravin God's Acre [Forsyth County]
  • Bethel UMC Cemetery [Forsyth County]
  • Clayton Cemetery [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clayton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clayton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Clayton Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the north of God's Acre.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton Cemetery
  • Continue List   (15 more) ...
    • Evergreen Cemetery [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Cemetery
    • Forsyth Memorial Cemetery [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forsyth Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forsyth Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Forsyth Memorial Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of God's Acre.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forsyth Memorial Cemetery
    • Garden of Memories Cemetery [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Garden of Memories Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garden of Memories Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Garden of Memories Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of God's Acre.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden of Memories Cemetery
    • Marshall Baptist Church Cemetery [Forsyth County]
    • Mecum Cemetery [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mecum Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mecum Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mecum Cemetery
    • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Forsyth County]
    • Oaklawn Memorial Gardens [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oaklawn Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oaklawn Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaklawn Memorial Gardens
    • Odd Fellows Cemetery [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Odd Fellows Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Odd Fellows Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odd Fellows Cemetery
    • Ogburn Cemetery [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ogburn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ogburn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ogburn Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the north of God's Acre.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogburn Cemetery
    • Old Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery [Davidson County]
    • Parkland Memorial Park [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Parkland Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Parkland Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkland Memorial Park
    • Piedmont Memorial Gardens [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Piedmont Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Piedmont Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Piedmont Memorial Gardens lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of God's Acre.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont Memorial Gardens
    • Stultz Cemetery [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stultz Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stultz Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Stultz Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the north of God's Acre.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stultz Cemetery
    • Washington Cemetery [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Washington Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Washington Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington Cemetery
    • Woodland Cemetery [Forsyth County]

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we find it.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the God's Acre:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Forsyth County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Forsyth County: www.co.forsyth.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Forsyth, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the God's Acre. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0901, Longitude: -80.2386    
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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