Piney Creek, Alleghany County, North Carolina
Our sincere THANKS to Sharon Gray
for allowing us to display her photos of the Halsey
Cemetery, located in Piney Creek, NC, on the Halsey
Family Resource Page. Our THANKS also to James Brown
for submitting the photos.
(the following note is from
It is located on Phipps Dairy Road which is a gravel
road. It is a little remote and is actually next to a
barn. It is fenced and well maintained, partially because
the Phipps are descendants of William and Rachel Halsey.
There are some unmarked stone slabs next to William and
Rachel's stones. Their son, William, remained on that
land and he is buried in the cemetery. The other
tombstones are dated in the 1800s. Because the stones are
stained and difficult to read in the pictures, here is
what they say:
1762 - 1847
WIFE OF WM HALSEY
PVT CAPT WM E. IMLAY'S 7 CO
MARCH 28 1760 FEB 21 1832
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Cemetery - Alleghany County, NC
Driving instructions submitted by
Please feel free to post my
directions. They start if you are traveling south on
I-81. William and Rachel are my 4th great grandparents.
My parents have lived in Piney Creek on the farm next to
the Phipps farm since 1961. My mother's maiden name is
Take interstate 81 to Marion, Va. Take Highway 16 exit (I
do not know the exit number.) At the end of the exit ramp
you turn left back under the interstate.
Follow Hwy. 16 for about 25-30 throught the mountains.
Hwy. 16 becomes Hwy. 58 in Volney, VA. Keep going
straight toward Mouth of Wilson and Independence, VA.
Follow Hwy. 58 about 5-6 miles and you will see signs for
North Carolina. Take a right onto Hwy. 113 and it will
lead you across the NC state line (one mile). About 1/2
past the state line, take a left onto Hwy. 93.
Follow Hwy. 93 for about 1/2 miles and turn left onto
Phipps Dairy Road. It is the first left on Hwy. 93. Take
the road to the top of the hill and it will turn left.
Keep following the road and the cemetery is located on
This page was last updated April 17, 2005.