This old cemetery is at the same location as Sweet Home Cemetery (an African-American cemetery still in use). The Bryson graves are in the western part of the fenced area in a brushy area that is not being mowed with the rest of the cemetery. This cemetery was established originally when Robert H. Bryson was the first burial upon his return from the Civil War in 1865 and it was called Bryson Cemetery at that time. It became known as Sweet Home after it was adopted by the African-American community about 30 years later. At least one grave is outside the fenced area, so there could be other graves outside the fence that are not marked. Driving directions: Turn off Hwy. 24 just east of Terre Rouge Creek onto County Rd. 290. Go about one mile and turn to the right on Rd. 407. Go about one half mile and it will merge with Rd. 41. Keep to the right. The cemetery will be on your right.
References to an "earlier record" usually refer to a survey conducted in the 1950's by
the Nevada County Extension Homemakers' Clubs, the original of which is on file at the
Nevada County Depot and Museum.
Since 1997, Jery and Jeanie McKelvy have conducted a periodic canvas of each cemetery in
the county and use additional resources to keep the listings current.