Near Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Family Cemetery
Dr. Thomas W. Hooper, 1895
James Hooper died in 1754. Following the Hoopers, the old farmhouse and surrounding fields were home to the Garthrights during the Civil War and the McGhees in later years. Members of both families probably are buried in this cemetery.
After the battles in 1862 and 1864, numerous Union soldiers were interred haphazardly on the property. In 1866, most of their remains were recovered and removed to the military cemetery across the street. It is unknown whether any soldiers are still buried here in the family cemetery.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
Location. 37° 35.292′ N, Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Garthright House (within shouting distance of this marker); Cold Harbor: June 2, 1864 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle Opens (about 400 feet away); Cold Harbor Battlefield Walking Trail (about 500 feet away); From Farmland to Forest (about 500 feet away); Pennsylvania Monument (about 500 feet away); Union Reserve Line (about 500 feet away); Eighth N. Y. Heavy Artillery (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
Also see . . .
1. VAGenWeb. Garthright House Cemetery (Submitted on February 17, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. Cold Harbor Battlefield Park Walking Trail. This marker is one along the walking trail around a portion of the Cold Harbor Battlefield preserved by Hanover County Parks and Recreation. (Submitted on February 17, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,315 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on September 8, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1. submitted on February 17, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 2, 3. submitted on February 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 4. submitted on February 17, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.