William Chapel Missionary Baptist Church is one of three extant 19th-century churches in the Elm City area, and the only one with a cemetery. The church is about three miles northwest of Elm City on William Chapel Church Road, which runs just inside and roughly parallel to the Wilson-Nash County line. The cemetery lies a few hundred feet west of the church, across from Silver Lake Cotton Gin.
Among the oldest graves at William Chapel are those of:
- Alexander and Sarah P. Barnes
- Harriet Hines
- W.S. Ward
Aerial photo courtesy of Google Maps; cemetery photos by Lisa Y. Henderson, November 2016.