Whiteville, North Carolina: Grave of Siamese Twins Mille Christine McCoy

Mille Christine McCoy, "The Two Headed Nightingale," was born into slavery in 1851 and died in 1912.

Welches Creek Cemetery

Address:
992 Mille Christine Rd, Whiteville, NC
Directions:
Welches Creek Cemetery. Several miles northeast of town. From US Hwy 76/Andrew Jackson Hwy take exit 244. Drive north on Red Hill Rd for three miles. Turn right onto Millie Christine Rd (You'll see the White Marsh Fire Dept on the left just after you turn). Drive one mile. Turn right on dirt road and drive to the cemetery. The Mille Christine grave is on the left, just past the large headstone for Homer and Leona McCoy.
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McKoy grave.

Mille Christine McCoy Grave

When you drive by the cemetery on the dirt road, the Mille Christine McCoy grave is on the left, just past the large headstone for Homer and Leona McKoy.

[kitty kesler, 10/08/2017]

Grave of Millie Christine McCoy

Grave of Millie Christine McCoy

By pure coincidence the three most famous Siamese Twins in the world are buried in the state of North Carolina. Outside Mt. Airy [in White Plains] is the grave of Chang and Eng Bunker. In Charlotte is Daisy and Violet Hilton. And in a small cemetery outside Whiteville is the grave of Millie Christine McCoy, a pair of former slaves who traveled the world as "The Two Headed Nightingale."

[Jacob Krejci, 04/19/2015]

Millie Christine McCoy was born in 1851 and died in 1912. The tombstone on her grave ("Two hearts that beat as one") was provided by the local historical society in 1970.

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