Setting on three acres in the corner of South Mound Cemetery is Legion Hill. Veterans from World War I through the latest conflict are buried in this portion of the cemetery which bears a remarkable resemblance to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Virginia.
South Mound Cemetery was established in 1859 by the New Castle Cemetery Association and consisted of five acres of land. The cemetery is now owned and operated by the City of New Castle and consists of two parcels of land, one on each side of State Road 3. To the east is South Mound, now measuring 115 acres. South Mound’s rolling landscape and majestic old trees make for a beautiful and serene final resting place. It continues to be a source of pride for the community and many compliments are received from out of town visitors. The City of New Castle continues to assure top level perpetual care and maintenance.
Jerry Nelson is a nationally recognized photojournalist. His work has appeared in many national, regional and local publications including CNN, USAToday, Upsurge, Earthwalkers and Associated Content. Nelson travels the country seeking out the people, places and things that make America unique and great. When not traveling, Nelson volunteers his time and donates his services to area non-profit agencies and is available for portraits, promotional shoots, events and more. Nelson lives in Asheville, North Carolina when not chasing down stories and photo opportunities.