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Old City Cemetery

 
 
Old City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
1. Old City Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Old City Cemetery, also known as the Methodist Cemetery, was established as a public burial ground in 1806 on land donated by John Lynch, founder of Lynchburg. Mayors and other prominent civic leaders, along with the city's indigent and “strangers,” are among the estimated 20,000 people buried here. Three quarters of those interred here are of African descent, both enslaved and free. The cemetery's Confederate section contains the graves of more than 2,200 soldiers from 14 states. Museums on the property interpret the diverse history of this rehabilitated graveyard and its inhabitants. The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-6 25.)
 
Location. 37° 24.823′ N, 79° 9.308′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is on Taylor Street near 4th Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Old City Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Inner Defences (about 300 feet away, measured
Old City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
2. Old City Cemetery Marker
in a direct line); College Hill Reservoir Water Pitcher (about 300 feet away); Site of Lynchburg's Pest House (about 400 feet away); Iron Fencing (about 600 feet away); The Quartermaster’s Glanders Stable (about 600 feet away); Site of Glanders Stable (about 600 feet away); Ivy Chapel Union Church (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Old City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
3. Old City Cemetery Marker
Old City Cemetery Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
4. Old City Cemetery Visitor Center
Old City Cemetery Gate image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
5. Old City Cemetery Gate
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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