The cemetery dates to the earliest years of the church. The first clapboard church building was built in 1873 after Springwood charter in1868. The earliest birth date noted on one of our headstones is Elizabeth Robertson Clapp, born 22 November 1822; the earliest burial (death date) is Bertha H. Ingle, died 1 November 1891.
The picturesque fence and wagon road were added in 1917, paid for by bequest from D. P. Foust, benefactor who had donated the land that now makes up the Springwood campus.
The fence was ordered by Boone’s Furniture & Hardware Store in Gibsonville, then delivered to town by train and by mule wagon from the depot to Springwood Church, a distance of some three miles.
A number of Springwood’s former pastors are interred in the cemetery, as well as Veterans of the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Albion Clapp, the fireman on the famous “Wreck of the Old ’97,” is buried here also.
The cemetery has generous space for future gravesites and designated space for cremains. For more information, please call the church office at 336-449-6998.