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Erwin Family Cemetery at Belvidere Plantation


This small cemetery containing 21 known graves dating from 1822 - 1894, is located on Belvidere Lane off Piedmont Road, Morganton, NC. It is the resting place of Arthur Erwin and his descendants. The cemetery lies near the site of Belvidere, a home built by Arthur’s, son William Willoughby Erwin, who married Matilda Sharpe of Iredell County. They had sixteen children and numerous grandchildren who became prominent citizens. Tours by appointment. ​Restoration work was done on the cemetery in 2012 by Historic Burke Foundation and Boy Scout Drew McMahon for his Eagle Scout project.