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Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old City Cemetery

 
 
Old City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
1. Old City Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Old City Cemetery, also known as the Methodist Cemetery, was established as a public burial ground in 1806 on land donated by John Lynch, founder of Lynchburg. Mayors and other prominent civic leaders, along with the city's indigent and “strangers,” are among the estimated 20,000 people buried here. Three quarters of those interred here are of African descent, both enslaved and free. The cemetery's Confederate section contains the graves of more than 2,200 soldiers from 14 states. Museums on the property interpret the diverse history of this rehabilitated graveyard and its inhabitants. The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-6-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
 
Location. 37° 24.823′ N, 79° 
Old City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
2. Old City Cemetery Marker
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9.308′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is on Taylor Street near 4th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Taylor Street, 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. A different marker also named Old City Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); The Gatehouse Story (a few steps from this marker); 1858 Map of Old City Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Four Little Boys (a few steps from this marker); Symbolism, Gravemarkers and Grave Decorations (a few steps from this marker); War of 1812 Veterans (a few steps from this marker); Bransford Vawter (1815-1838) (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary War Veterans Buried in the Cemetery (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old City Cemetery. (Submitted on November 9, 2021.)
2. Old City Cemetery. National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on November 9, 2021.) 
 
Old City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
3. Old City Cemetery Marker
Old City Cemetery Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
4. Old City Cemetery Visitor Center
Old City Cemetery Gate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
5. Old City Cemetery Gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   4. submitted on May 30, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   5. submitted on May 26, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 16, 2022