Mount Hope Cemetery
Mt Hope Cemetery
Hector McNeil and his wife were possibly the first settlers to live in the area that would be Southern Pines. (As recorded in the 1755 census) 1 Descendants of the those first residents established a burial ground on a pine covered knoll off Morganton Road that would, more than century later, become the Town of Southern Pines municipal cemetery. A new section, opened in 1995, provided an additional 610 grave sites.
Maintained by the Town of Southern Pines, Mt Hope Cemetery is at the junction of Morganton Road and US HWY 1 at 405 West Morganton Road
Please see the Mt Hope Cemetery pdf for more information about purchasing a plot.
1 A Guide to Moore County Cemeteriesby Parker, Anthony Elwood