Old City Cemetery

Old City Cemetery (HM1EM0)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.823', W 79° 9.308'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1EM0
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Marker NumberQ-6 25
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 8:46am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 663262 N 4142366
Decimal Degrees37.41371667, -79.15513333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.823', W 79° 9.308'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 49.38" N, 79° 9' 18.48" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1301-1305 4th St, Lynchburg VA 24501, US
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