Wake Forest Seeking Family Histories

— December 2016

Citizens of Wake Forest and surrounding communities, the Wake Forest Cemetery Advisory Board is seeking family histories for our Wake Forest archives to supplement the cemetery online virtual tour and the annual cemetery walking tour. The virtual tour can be found at

https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/cemetery.aspx.  The next walking tour is scheduled for May 13, 2017.

The cemetery board would like to have historical background on as many persons interred in the Wake Forest Cemetery as possible. We are interested in the background of ditch diggers and doctors, professors and mill workers, merchants and public servants.  Longtime residents and relative newcomers. All those interred in the cemeteries along White Street and Taylor Avenue have some connection to the people and town of Wake Forest and we want to share it with the community.

This holiday season as you gather with family take a moment to jot down some notes of memories of loved ones or distant relatives buried in the Wake Forest Cemetery. These don’t have to be fancy as the cemetery advisory board will gladly assist with editing.

Send your family information to;

Betty Clark-Pearce
Public Works Administrative Specialist
234 Friendship Chapel Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587-7387
Office (919) 435-9570
Fax (919) 435-9589