Diggs Cemetery

Jacksonville, Onslow, North Carolina, United States

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THE DIGGS CEMETERY IS ON PRIVATE LAND AND IS NOT ACCESSIBLE BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC. FAMILY MEMBERS OPEN VISITATION. Diggs cemetery is an all African American cemetery that was established ca. 1955. It originally comprised of graves that were removed from various local property due to land development. Graves from MCB Camp Lejeune and Hwy258 road construction are only two examples of were graves originated. Later, ca. 1960, certain families within the local African American communities began to obtain rights to bury loved ones within the Diggs Cemetery. Cemetery is extremely overgrown with foliage and current property owner does not allow full care of grounds. There is an estimate of 200 graves within this cemetery; 90% unmarked and not visible to the naked eye.
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Diggs Cemetery, Created by Jack Robinson, GySgt., U.S.M.C. (Ret.), Jacksonville, Onslow, North Carolina, United States