The Morrison Cemetery (Also known as Old Hacker) was probably established in 1824. We say this because John Hacker was the first to be buried in this cemetery. The Cemetery was part of John Hacker’s property. Today, it is still located on a lovely hill in the Hacker’s Creek area and is accessible by vehicle. It is such a historical location, because many buried there are the pioneer settlers and related families of the Hacker Creek settlement.
Hacker’s Creek Genealogy Library is asking for donations to install new fencing, repair to grounds and restoration of tombstones.
Below are some of the names of people buried there. The last recorded burial was Gertrude Bonnett in 1929. We encourage you to participate in this worthwhile project especially if your family roots tie into these Hacker’s Creek Pioneer Settlers: Allman, Batten, Bonnett, Boram, Cozad, Hacker, Hersman, Hinzman, Lawson, Maxon, Morrison, Post, Smith, Starcher, Swisher, and Waggoner.
All donations are appreciated and tax exempt. Donations can be mailed, made below by Credit Card or call 304-269-7091 with credit card information.
Current Pictures of the Cemetery: At this time there is no fence standing, only the old gate. The markers need cleaned, the ground is sunk in areas and it is open to whatever may roam the field. We do have some funding in an old account that will be applied to the fencing. The estimate is $2,885.00 for a solidlock woven fence, 4X5 treated line post, 5X6 treated corners and large gate. We plan on holding a volunteer work day in the fall for people to clean, help fill holes and haul old wood away. This is an on going project but we plan on having fencing up by fall.