Rebecca Furnace Property Serves as Resting Place for Some
November 16, 2023
One’s final resting place — often well-thought-out and viewed with respect and reverence — is overshadowed for a small number of Morrisons Cove residents by what was once a highly prized landmark that played a huge role in the growth of southern Blair and northern Bedford counties.
About six dozen people, young and old, are interred in a makeshift cemetery under the shadow of the Rebecca Furnace at the edge of a remote corn field three miles east of Martinsburg.
The cemetery, known by older locals for some time, began getting a little attention when property owners Kim and Sally Swind...