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Smithfield in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ivy Hill Cemetery

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
1. Ivy Hill Cemetery Marker
Inscription. One half-mile north, Ivy Hill Cemetery, established in 1887, is the resting place of many prominent local residents including Joseph W. Luter, Sr., Smithfield Packing Company co-founder, and P.D. Gwaltney Jr., founder of Gwaltney Hams. Others buried here include U.S. Congressmen Joel Holleman and Dr. John W. Lawson; Richard Randolph “Dick” Turner, second in command of Richmondís Libby Prison during the Civil War; leading business and community leaders; and many veterans. The cemeteryís monuments and landscaping make it a fine example of the rural cemetery movement. It was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
 
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-329.)
 
Location. 36° 58.926′ N, 76° 37.877′ W. Marker is in Smithfield, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Business U.S. 258) and South Church Street (Virginia Route 10), on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Main Street, Smithfield VA 23430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Law & Politics in 18th Century Isle of Wight
Ivy Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
2. Ivy Hill Cemetery Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Old Isle of Wight Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Isle of Wight County War Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Smithfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Smithfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joseph W. Luter, III (approx. 0.4 miles away); Liquid Maze (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bennettís Plantation (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithfield.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Ivy Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
3. Ivy Hill Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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