Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Gravestone Style & Material
These "seriation" graphs show which gravestone styles and materials were most popular in a given decade in the Lynchburg City Cemetery.
The graphs also suggest how gravestone fashion and public tastes have changed over time, since the founding of the cemetery.
The width of each solid bar indicates the relative popularity of a specific style or material (on top), during a given decade (at left). Each bar represents a percentage of total numbers of gravestones in the cemetery.
[The graphs demonstrate the years of usage with emphasis on popularity for each style and material:]
Headstones, in use from 1806-1970s
Ledgers & Vaults, in use from 1806-1850s
Obelisk & Pedestal Monuments, in use from 1830s-1950s.
Monuments, in use from 1840s to 1980s
Memorials, in use from 1900s to 2000s
Local Stone (gneiss, schist, etc.), from 1806-1910s
Marble, from 1806-1970s
Granite, from 1910s to 2000s
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial Sites • Natural Resources.
Location. 37° 24.93′ N, 79° 9.503′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Taylor Street, 0.3 miles north of 4th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1513 Fifth St, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gravestone Carvers in the Old City Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Gravemarkers in the Old City Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Cemetery Caretakers (a few steps from this marker); Julia Whiteley Branch (a few steps from this marker); Julia Whitely Branch Family (a few steps from this marker); Old City Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); African Burial Customs (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old City Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.