Locust Field Cemetery

DEEP-ROOTED HISTORY — Take a guided history walk of Canton’s Locust Field Cemetery Nov. 23.

Learn about Haywood County’s deep-rooted history during a guided historical walking tour of Canton’s Locust Field Cemetery, in one of two sessions at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23.

The cemetery sits on a hilltop over downtown Canton next to the Canton library and is one of the oldest cemeteries in Haywood County. The cemetery was established 1803 when Locust Field Baptist Church was built, making it one of the first churches established west of Asheville.

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