The Family Cemetery

The Family Cemetery (HMAKI)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.292', W 77° 16.728'

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"Near Cold Harbor stands the house where my father was born, and not far from the house there is a graveyard, surrounded by a brick wall?there sleep the generations of my forefathers. In that enclosure is buried Mr. James Hooper.
Dr. Thomas W. Hooper, 1895

James Hooper died in 1754. Following the Hoopers, the old farmhouse and surrounding fields were home to the Garthrights during the Civil War and the McGhees in later years. Members of both families probably are buried in this cemetery.

After the battles in 1862 and 1864, numerous Union soldiers were interred haphazardly on the property. In 1866, most of their remains were recovered and removed to the military cemetery across the street. It is unknown whether any soldiers are still buried here in the family cemetery.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 4:11pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298800 N 4162567
Decimal Degrees37.58820000, -77.27880000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.292', W 77° 16.728'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 17.52" N, 77° 16' 43.68" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6019 Cold Harbor Rd, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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