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

Old City Cemetery

 
 
Old City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
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. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 24.823′ N, 79° 9.308′ W. Marker is in Tinbridge Hill in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is on Taylor Street near
Old City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
2. Old City Cemetery Marker
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); To the Grave of the Nieces of George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Agnes and Lizzie Langley (within shouting distance of this marker); Eleanor Custis Lewis Carter (within shouting distance of this marker); Bransford Vawter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Inner Defences (about 300 feet away); College Hill Reservoir Water Pitcher (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tinbridge Hill.
 
Old City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
3. Old City Cemetery Marker
Old City Cemetery Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
4. Old City Cemetery Visitor Center
Old City Cemetery Gate image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
5. Old City Cemetery Gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 534 times since then. 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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