To reach the Buxton cemetery, take U.S. 64 east to the ocean at Nags Head, then travel 48 miles south on N.C. 12. Follow signs for Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Drive past the lighthouse parking lot on Lighthouse Road, which then curves to the left. Once the road straightens you’ll see a little brown sign and pull-off on the right; a trail leads back to the tiny fenced-in grave plot.
To reach the Ocracoke cemetery from Manteo, take U.S. 64 east until you arrive at the Intersection of N.C. 12. Take N.C. 12 south. Take the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry across the channel. Once you’re on Ocracoke Island, take N.C. 12 south into the village. Follow signs for “British Cemetery.” From Carteret County, follow U.S. 70 east to Cedar Island to the Cedar Island-Ocracoke ferry.