Durham, North Carolina

Geer Cemetery

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Founded in 1876 as the first cemetery for African-Americans in Durham. Margaret Faucette, founder of White Rock Baptist Church, and Edian Markham, founder of St. Joseph's AME church and organizer of Hayti neighborhood, lie there. Land entrusted to sharecroppers by Jesse Geer of Geer Plantation after the death of an 11 year-old farm hand.

Between Camden, Colonial & McGill St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919)560-4154

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