Inquest Research

The CGS Cemetery Work Committee has the responsibility of developing, scheduling and conducting an Inquest of Enslaved Cemeteries. They are actively involved in seeking the location, restoration and preservation of the 6,541 documented enslaved persons (and perhaps more undocumented persons) buried in Mecklenburg County by 1860. The committee also provides leadership and information to any group engaged in similar activities of restoration and preservation. The photo to the right shows Dr. Herron and research volunteers doing field work.

List of sites

Below is a Comprehensive Genealogical Services Statistical Compilation of Cemeteries of the Enslaved, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.