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Near Charlottesville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Monticello Graveyard

 
 
The Monticello Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 19, 2011
1. The Monticello Graveyard Marker
Inscription. This graveyard had its beginning in an agreement between two young men, Thomas Jefferson and Dabney Carr, who were school-mates and friends. They agreed that they would be buried under a great oak which stood here.

Carr, who married Jefferson's sister, died in 1773. His was the first grave on this site, which Jefferson laid out as a family burying ground. Jefferson was buried here in 1826.

The present monument is not the original, designed by Jefferson, but a larger one erected by the United States in 1883. Its base covers the graves of Jefferson, his wife, his two daughters, and of Governor Thomas Mann Randolph, his son-in-law.

The graveyard remains the property of Jefferson's descendants, and continues to be a family burying ground.
 
Location. 38° 0.508′ N, 78° 27.348′ W. Marker is near Charlottesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker can be reached from Monticello Loop 0.3 miles north of Thomas Jefferson Parkway (Virginia Route 53), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charcoal (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wood Trades
The Monticello Graveyard Markers far left image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 19, 2011
2. The Monticello Graveyard Markers far left
The flower wreaths are situated in front of the markers.
(about 700 feet away); Nursery (about 800 feet away); Nail-Making (about 800 feet away); Discovering Mulberry Row (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Levy Legacy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Smokehouse/Dairy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barrier (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
Also see . . .  Monticello. (Submitted on March 19, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Jefferson Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 19, 2011
3. Jefferson Family Marker
The present monument is not the original designed by Jefferson, but a larger one erected by the United States in 1883. Its base covers the graves of Jefferson, his wife, his two daughters, and of Governor Thomas Mann Randolph, his son-in-law.
Monticello Family Graveyard Chart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 19, 2011
4. Monticello Family Graveyard Chart Marker
The Monticello Graveyard image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 19, 2011
5. The Monticello Graveyard
Jefferson Family Coat of Arms image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 19, 2011
6. Jefferson Family Coat of Arms
Upper plaque: This graveyard plot is the private property of Thomas Jefferson's Descendants.
The Monticello Graveyard Fence image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 19, 2011
7. The Monticello Graveyard Fence
Thomas Jefferson Statue image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 19, 2011
8. Thomas Jefferson Statue
Beautiful Monticello Jefferson's Family Home image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 19, 2011
9. Beautiful Monticello Jefferson's Family Home
The Monticello Graveyard image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, August 1, 2012
10. The Monticello Graveyard
The chart below shows the location of the burials in the front of the graveyard. Descendants and their families continue to be buried in the back portion of the graveyard. [Chart] The graveyard is owned and maintained by the Monticello Association, an organization of Thomas Jefferson’s lineal descendants. O.S. on Jefferson’s obelisk means “Old Style,” a date calculated before the calendar was put forward eleven days in 1752. Anne Cary Bankhead (1791 - 1826), Granddaughter 2. George Wythe Randolph (1818 - 1867), Grandson 3. Mary Adams Randolph (1830 - 1871), Grandson's wife 4. Martha Jefferson Randolph (1772 - 1836), Daughter 5. Maria Jefferson Eppes (1778 - 1804), Daughter 6. Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826) 7. Martha Wayles Jefferson (1748 - 1782), Wife 8. Thomas Mann Randolph (1768 - 1828), Son-in-law 9. Mary Buchanan Randolph (1818 – 1821), Great-granddaughter 10. Mary Jefferson Randolph (1803 – 1876), Granddaughter 11. Cornelia Jefferson Randolph (1799 – 1871), Granddaughter 12. James Madison Randolph (1806 – 1834), Grandson 13. Martha Jefferson Carr (1746 – 1811), Sister 14. Dabney Carr (1743 – 1773), Friend, Brother-in-law 15. Samuel Carr (1771 – 1855), Nephew 16. Jane Randolph Jefferson (1720 – 1776), Mother 17. Wilson Jefferson Cary (1784 – 1823), Great-nephew 18. William Mortimer Harrison (1802 – 1812), Cousin, drowned 19. Wilson Cary Nicholas (1761 – 1820), Grandson’s father-in-law
Wide view of The Monticello Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 13, 2015
11. Wide view of The Monticello Graveyard Marker
The Monticello Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, August 1, 2012
12. The Monticello Graveyard Marker
The Monticello Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, August 1, 2012
13. The Monticello Graveyard Marker
 
 
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