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Farmville in Cumberland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Confederate Cemetery

 
 
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 22, 2021
1. Confederate Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The cemetery just east of here was established in 1862 to inter Confederate soldiers who died at the Farmville General Hospital. The hospital, open from 1862 to 1865, could accommodate 1,500 patients, many of whom suffered from contagious diseases or complications from battle wounds. The cemetery was deeded to the Town of Farmville in Dec. 1865. In subsequent years an unknown number of deceased Confederates were reinterred here from temporary graves in the vicinity. The Farmville chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy placed an enclosure around the cemetery in 1897 and dedicated a monument inscribed to the "Confederate Heroes" in May 1903.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-102.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesScience & MedicineWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1903.
 
Location. 37° 18.665′ N, 78° 23.204′ 
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W. Marker is in Farmville, Virginia, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Route 45) and Early Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 819 N Main St, Farmville VA 23901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lest We Forget (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bizarre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cumberland County / Prince Edward County (approx. ¼ mile away); Farmville (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Farmville (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Crallé Family (approx. half a mile away); High Bridge Trail (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
 
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 22, 2021
2. Confederate Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 209 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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