Nix Family Cemetery

Livestock destroyed many of the cemeteries in the county that were located in pastures. But on the Pryor Farm on Middle Fork Road, an old cemetery was protected through the years.
The cemetery is on a wooded knoll surrounded by pasture. The descendants of Woodrow Pryor Jr. own the land surrounding the cemetery.
There are about 20 graves and many are marked only by field stones.
The oldest marked grave is that of J.R. Nix, 1871-1883. Other marked stones contain surnames of Nix, Condrey, Greenway and Cox.
One of the graves marks the burial site of Edgar Cox who died during or immediately following his service in World War I.
Cox was born May 1, 1896, a son of Valentine R. Cox and Mary Nix Cox. He was living near Gerton when he registered for the draft.
He served as a private with the Medical Corps during World War I.
He died Oct. 11, 1918. The location of his death and the cause of death were not located.
The Nix Cemetery is in good condition in a natural setting. It is listed in the Henderson County North Carolina Cemetery Book and is noted on the county’s GIS system.