“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Carter Cemetery

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January 18, 2013
1. Carter Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Over 70 members of the Carter family rest in this cemetery – spanning multiple generations and two centuries of continuous ownership. The graves are arranged in a linear pattern, although none are marked with an inscribed headstone. The cemetery includes the graves of Landon Carter, Jr., the builder of Pittsylvania, and his son-in-law Dr. Isaac Henry, whose widow Judith would be killed during the First Battle of Manassas.

Following the destruction of Pittsylvania, the Carters built a modest new house near the site of the former mansion. Family members salvaged rock from the original foundation and nearby outbuildings to delineate the cemetery. In a letter to her cousin, Sarah Carter wrote in 1885: “Edwin [Carter] and Arthur Lee [Henry] have been hard at work hauling rock to enclose the dear old grave yard. It is done with a good strong wall around the gate and lock. I am so thankful we have lived to see it done.” The last interment in the cemetery occurred in 1903.

Erected by Manassas National Battlefield Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
View of the Carter Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, September 26, 2015
2. View of the Carter Cemetery and Marker
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 38° 49.726′ N, 77° 31.304′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Lee Highway (U.S. 29). Marker is located along the First Manassas Trail at Manassas National Battlefield Park. Closest parking is at Stone Bridge parking lot - MNBP Driving Tour Stop No. 12. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pittsylvania (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George T. Stovall (approx. 0.4 miles away); 8th Georgia Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); 71st New York State Militia (approx. 0.4 miles away); 2nd New Hampshire Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Matthew Farm (approx. half a mile away); U.S. Infantry Battalion (approx. half a mile away); 4th Alabama Infantry (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. The right side of the marker displays a portrait of Dr. Isaac Henry. The background of the marker is a detail photo of the rock wall around the cemetery.
Carter Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
January 18, 2013
3. Carter Cemetery Marker
Carter Cemetery image. Click for full size.
January 18, 2013
4. Carter Cemetery
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2013. This page has been viewed 957 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 25, 2013.   2. submitted on October 26, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on January 25, 2013. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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