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Aldie in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mt. Zion Cemetery

 
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
1. Mt. Zion Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The first burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery took place in 1852, one year after the church was constructed. It is the grave of Thomas H.A. Lynn, who died June 11, 1852. The stone was erected sometime after 1855.

There are over 300 graves in the cemetery, some of whom were members of Mt. Zion and other who were not. About 60 graves have been located outside the south wall, in what is believed to have been an African American Burial ground. Only two of those graves have inscribed markers.

Buried here at Mt. Zion is a veteran of the War of 1812, Robert Coe. Also interred here are thirteen Confederate Soldiers. In the southwest corner of the cemetery, twelve markers have been put in place to honor the Union soldiers who died at the Battle of Mt. Zion on July 6, 1864.

The cemetery is owned and cared for by Mt. Zion Cemetery of Aldie, Inc. It is still in use.
 
Location. 38° 57.818′ N, 77° 36.601′ W. Marker is in Aldie, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lee Jackson Memorial Highwa and Watson Road. Touch for map. At the southeast corner of the Mt. Zion Church Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40319 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Aldie VA 20105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Mt. Zion Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
2. Mt. Zion Cemetery Marker
within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Zion Historic Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Zion Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Elders of the Mount Zion Old School Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mosby-Forbes Engagement July 6, 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fog of War (within shouting distance of this marker); Mother of Stonewall Jackson (approx. one mile away); President Monroe’s Home (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aldie.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar of 1812War, US Civil
 
Thomas H.A. Lynn image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
3. Thomas H.A. Lynn

Thomas H.A
Son of
John & Nany Lynn
Born April 21, 1850
Died June 11, 1852
Aged 2 years, 1 mo.
& 4 days.
Robert Coe image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
4. Robert Coe

In Memory of
Robert Coe
born Dec. 20, 1789
died Sep. 16, 1856
Aged 66 Years
… months and 26 days
was a member of the Old School
Baptist Church at Mt. Zion
Luncinda DeVeal image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
5. Luncinda DeVeal

In Memory of
Lucinda
Beloved wife of
John DeVeal
Died Dec. 23, 1885
She was a consistent member
of the Old School Baptist Chruch
Jesus thou Prince of life;
They chosen cannot die,
Like thee, they conquer in the strife
To reign with the on high.

Lucinda DeVeal was one of the African Americans buried outside the cemetery walls.
12 Union Soldiers image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
6. 12 Union Soldiers
Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
7. Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 13, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on June 19, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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