Fredericksburg Cemeteries and the Corporation Burying Ground

Fredericksburg Cemeteries and the Corporation Burying Ground (HM2LKK)

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N 38° 18.104', W 77° 27.776'

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The park around you was once known as the Corporation Burying Ground. Burials occurred here from 1787 through 1853 and included Dr. Charles Mortimer, who had been Mary Washington's personal physician. He also served as Fredericksburg's first mayor, under the 1781 charter granted by the Virginia Assembly, independent of the British Crown. Following the Civil War, the graves and stones were removed and the cemetery converted to its current use as Hurkamp Park.

Fredericksburg encompasses many cemeteries, most of which are open to the public. Collectively they illustrate the broad patterns of history, including Colonial settlement, independence from Britain, the Civil War, the African-American experience, and foreign wars. The Veterans Memorial is not a cemetery, but a list of those who have died in distant wars. Potters field is no longer in use. Some names are memorialized there, but most are not.

Confederate Cemetery on Washington Avenue
Fredericksburg City Cemetery on William Street
St. George's Church Cemetery entrance on Princess Anne Street

1) St. George's Church/1752-1920
2) Gordon Cemetery/1793-1864
3) Confederate Cemetery/dedicated 1870
4) Willis Cemetery/1750-1860
5) National Cemetery/dedicated 1866
6) Shiloh

7) Mary Washington Monument/1783
8) Masonic Cemetery/1787-1908
9) Potters Field Colored Cemetery/est. 1825
10) Fredericksburg Cemetery/ 1844-present
11) Corporation Burying Ground/Hurkamp Park
12) Veterans Memorial
Placed ByFredericksburg Timeless
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Date Added Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284634 N 4242163
Decimal Degrees38.30173333, -77.46293333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.104', W 77° 27.776'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 6.24" N, 77° 27' 46.56" W
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