Entered in the National Register of Historical Places
Located on Branstrom Drive, Morganton, NC (From Independence Boulevard, turn onto Sam Mull Ave., then take a quick right onto Branstrom Drive. The cemetery is at the top of the hill.)
As the cemetery is extremely fragile, the gates are kept locked. To obtain admittance, call our office at (828) 437-4104, Tuesday – Friday, 10AM – 4PM. Please allow two weeks notice as a docent must be arranged to unlock the gates. A spare, rough trail on uneven ground follows the outside of the cemetery.
Quaker Meadows Cemetery contains gravestones dating from 1767 to 1884. It is located on a portion of the land entered by Joseph McDowell the Pioneer (1715 – 1771) and is the resting place of members of prominent Burke County families. Nine patriots of the American Revolution and three women whose names are on the List of Patriots of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) are buried here.
The cemetery was restored in 1981 by the Quaker Meadows Cemetery Corporation and was deeded to Historic Burke Foundation in 1992.