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.
Location. 37° 35.292′ 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); Field Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cold Harbor: June 2, 1864 (about 300 feet away); 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). 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 Mechanicsville, 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 Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,244 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 17, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 2, 3. submitted on February 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 4. submitted on February 17, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.