Glen Allen in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Anderson Cemetery, circa 1867, is one of the earliest African American cemeteries in the Yellow Tavern area. William Kennedy, clerk of Mount Olive Baptist Church, formed the Sons of Jacob, a fraternal organization which pledged “to attend to each other in times of sickness and distress and to see each other decently buried after death.” This two-acre cemetery continued to serve the community for more than a century and includes the graves of ex-slaves, freeborn blacks, farmers, pastors, business leaders and war veterans. Grave markers provided by families, church aid clubs, fraternal groups and other organizations reflect the strong bonds formed across the community.
Erected 2017 by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC-41.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 37° 39.082′ N, 77° 27.697′ W. Marker is in Glen Allen, VirginiaTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 New York Avenue, Glen Allen VA 23060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mount Olive Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Mount Olive Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Yellow Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stuart’s Mortal Wound (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Yellow Tavern (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Stuart’s Mortal Wound (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Yellow Tavern (approx. 0.8 miles away); Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Allen.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2018, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2018, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.