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Indian Mound Cemetery

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1925, W. W. Keister, builder. North side of Main St. (U.S. 50) at the west edge of town

“Cobblestone Gothic” seems as fitting a term as any to describe the Parsons Memorial Bell Tower, an individualistic little structure standing near the cemetery's entrance. Built of rounded river stones, it consists of a three-stage tower capped with a pyramidal stone roof, attached to an unfinished room lit by lancetarched openings. The tower is the most visible element in the cemetery named for a small Indian mound, approximately 5 feet tall and 15 feet in diameter. The cemetery also contains an early Confederate monument, dedicated in 1867. Made by the well-known Baltimore firm of Gaddess Brothers, it consists of a pedestal supporting a stone urn covered with stone drapery. The inscription provides clear evidence of Romney's Civil War allegiances: “The daughters of Old Hampshire erect this tribute of affection to her heroic sons, who fell in defence of Southern Rights.”

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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