Mule graveyard found near Interstate 540

Posted July 8, 2015
Updated July 10, 2015

A mule graveyard can be found 100 feet from Interstate 540 West, near the Raleigh-Durham county line. The mules belonged to F.H. Page, who had a large farm in the area, according to historian Joe Veasey.

“I didn’t believe it,” he said. “I had to see it, and I’ve been a believer ever since.”


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  • Djofraleigh Anderson Jul 14, 2015
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    Touching to know how the farmer loved his livestock...

  • Tammy Hughes Jul 12, 2015
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    I've visited this several times. It's pretty cool to see. The family history is quite interesting as well. I found articles when researching and had to go find this and the other family graveyards close by.
    You can find the coordinates for this on find a graves website.

  • Richard Perry Jul 12, 2015
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    Is it possible to visit this site (without parking on the side of I-540)?

  • Vera McGraw Jul 10, 2015
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    I think it says a lot about the Page family's love of their animals. Enough to bury them with a gravestone. My family had small farms and mules were very needed....I liked them because they were usually gentle and smarter than you think.

  • Brian White Jul 9, 2015
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    Too bad our ancestors resorted to slavery instead of just getting more mules.

  • Jacob Smith Jul 9, 2015
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    GEE HAW!

    I've used a draft horse in the past on my land in Georgia for helping haul logs and brush.

    Much better than a truck when you just need to move another 20 feet to pick up more - you only need to call 'em and wave you and then say WHOA instead of getting in and driving the truck.

  • Johnny Byrd Jul 9, 2015
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    Back in the day, mules were the top treasure of almost all farmers. A good mule was critical to being a successful farmer. They were a friend good for humor and fights. Most were smart enough to carry out some chores on their own. I can well remember as small child riding Suzy, my grandfather's last mule, as she pulled tobacco sleds from the field to the barn with no more than a single word command from my dad. She was more dependable than a lot of adults to get the job done.
    Magnificent and beautiful animals. Come down to Benson for mule days this September and check some out.

  • Jim Frei Jul 8, 2015
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    Not lost...knew about this place 30 years ago.

  • Luther Ingram Jul 8, 2015
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    Eeeeeeeee ohhhhh. Eeeeeee oooooohhhhhhh