The Old Brick Wall

The Old Brick Wall (HM1ENA)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.948', W 79° 9.49'

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This historic brick wall is all that remains of the Cemetery's original enclosure, which was built in sections beginning in 1827, and extended almost one mile in length.

Most of the wall was demolished by the City of Lynchburg as it deteriorated through the years, but the wall's foundation is still visible in certain areas.

The 800-foot portion of wall still standing today was built in 1867-1868 with funds raised jointly by the Ladies Memorial Association and the City of Lynchburg. It divides the "old" antebellum graveyard from the "new" twentieth-century additions to the Cemetery.

The restoration of the remaining wall began in 2001 and one and one-half years to complete. The project cost $130,000, all of which was raised by the Southern Memorial Association from private contributions.

(left) Historic wall leveled along 4th street 1955
(right) Collapsed wall along Confederate Section 1971
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 9:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 662989 N 4142592
Decimal Degrees37.41580000, -79.15816667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.948', W 79° 9.49'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 56.88" N, 79° 9' 29.40" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100 Garland St, Lynchburg VA 24501, US
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