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Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hearse House & Caretakers’ Museum

 
 
Hearse House & Caretakers' Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
1. Hearse House & Caretakers' Museum Marker
Inscription. This museum tells the story of the care of the cemetery's grounds and gravemarkers over the past 200 years. On display is an elegant horse-drawn hearse used by Lynchburg's W.D. Diuguid Funeral Directors in the late 1800ís and early 1900ís. A simple horse-drawn wagon was also used in this graveyard to transport coffins and work tools. Even after the City of Lynchburg employed a full-time superintendent of the cemetery in 1866, maintenance was often sporadic and equipment was very primitive. An additional exhibit featuring tombstone carvers and gravemarkers found throughout the cemetery reflects the diversity of citizens buried here.
 
Location. 37° 24.91′ N, 79° 9.506′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Taylor Street and 4th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg VA 24504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cemetery Caretakers (a few steps from this marker); Gravemarkers in the Old City Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Gravestone Carvers in the Old City Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Old City Cemetery
Hearse House & Caretakers' Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
2. Hearse House & Caretakers' Museum
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old City Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Brick Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Pest House Medical Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carl Porter Cato Rose Collection (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Also see . . .  Cemetery Museums. Old City Cemetery (Submitted on May 27, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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