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Hearse House & Caretakers' Museum

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
1. Hearse House & Caretakers' Museum Marker
Inscription.  This museum tells the story of the care of the cemetery's grounds and gravemarkers over the past 200 years. On display is an elegant horse-drawn hearse used by Lynchburg's W.D. Diuguid Funeral Directors in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. A simple horse-drawn wagon was also used in this graveyard to transport coffins and work tools. Even after the City of Lynchburg employed a full-time superintendent of the cemetery in 1866, maintenance was often sporadic and equipment was very primitive. An additional exhibit featuring tombstone carvers and gravemarkers found throughout the cemetery reflects the diversity of citizens buried here.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 37° 24.91′ N, 79° 9.506′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Taylor Street and 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg VA 24504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African Burial Customs (a few steps from this marker); Cemetery Caretakers (a few steps from this marker);
Hearse House & Caretakers' Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
2. Hearse House & Caretakers' Museum
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Julia Whitely Branch Family (a few steps from this marker); Gravemarkers in the Old City Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Julia Whiteley Branch (within shouting distance of this marker); Gravestone Carvers in the Old City Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Gravestone Style & Material (within shouting distance of this marker); Old City Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Also see . . .  Cemetery Museums. Old City Cemetery (Submitted on May 27, 2014.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 583 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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