Then its rather mysterious why whoever the owners are/were have failed to provide care and maintenance.......Normally here if not privately owned by the landowner, some church or cemetery association would have been involved.All good questions here. In the Wake County property records, no owner is listed for this property. In that field, only the word "Cemetary" appears, spelled that way. Makes me wonder whether this might be a class of property that is just perpetually semi-public. The High family member I'm in touch with seems interested in cleaning up the plot. Her great-grandmother is buried there. I encouraged her to look up the relevant regulations and procedures, also to read through the excellent comments here.
Here is the text of the property record for this plot:
PIN 1796317437 Real Estate ID 0189902 Map Name 1796 03 Owner CEMETARY Mailing Address 1 UNKNOWN Mailing Address 2 RALEIGH NC 27636 Mailing Address 3 Deed Book 001159 Deed Page 0000E Deed Date 01/01/1987 Deeded Acreage 0.50 Assessed Building Value 0.00 Assessed Land Value 9,000.00 Total Assessed Value 9,000.00 Billing Class Exempt Property Description CEMETERY Heated Area Site Address 0 RILEY HILL RD City Township Little River Year Built Total Sale Price Sale Date Type and Use Design Style Land Class Cemetery Exempt Description CEMETERY Exempt Status 782 Ownership 1,060 Activity 9,000 Function 9,900 Structure 9,000 Site 6,600 Total Structures 1 Total Units 0 Old Parcel Number 420-00000-0082
Kinda strange in 1987 it would be deeded separate if not to a current association at the time......without putting up the monetary sum to the county clerk for perpetual maintenance of an abandoned cemetery.