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Evergreen Cemetery

 
 
Evergreen Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 27, 2012
1. Evergreen Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In 1891, Evergreen Cemetery was established as a preeminent resting place for many of Virginia's most influential African-American residents. These include Maggie L. Walker, president and founder of the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, and John Mitchell, Jr., champion of African-American rights and editor of the Richmond Planet newspaper. J. Henry Brown, a stonemason by trade, designed many of the tombstones erected here. By the early 1970s, the cemetery had fallen into disrepair. In 1975, volunteers from the Maggie L. Walker Historical Foundation led an effort to restore Evergreen to its original glory.
 
Erected 2011 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA 91.)
 
Location. 37° 31.811′ N, 77° 23.33′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on East Richmond Road 0.2 miles west of Jennie Scher Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3600 East Richmond Road, Richmond VA 23223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Burying Ground – For Colored Paupers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oakwood Cemetery Confederate Section
East Richmond Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 27, 2012
2. East Richmond Road
(approx. half a mile away); Nine Mile Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dabbs House (approx. one mile away); The Dabb House (approx. one mile away); Williamsburg Road (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Evergreen Cemetery – Richmond, Virginia. (Submitted on March 27, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Evergreen Cemetery Historic Marker Dedication. A seven-minute video clip produced jointly by the National Park Service and the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site of the unveiling of the marker. Includes Ajena Rogers (NPS) at 1:55 and Kathleen Kilpatrick (VA Dept.of Historic Resources) at 3:10 speaking on the marker. The unveiling is about 6 minutes in. (Submitted on November 2, 2015.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Evergreen Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 27, 2012
3. Evergreen Cemetery Marker
Evergreen Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 27, 2012
4. Evergreen Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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