Original African American Cemetery

Original African American Cemetery (HMFRL)

Location: Lexington, VA 24450
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 46.297', W 79° 26.623'

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Near the intersection of Washington and Lewis Streets stood the original burial ground for Lexington's substantial free black community and slaves dating to the early 1800's. The majority of the original burials were in unmarked graves and no records were maintained of these burials. The Town of Lexington obtained ownership of the cemetery in 1876 and closed itin 1880 and the persons buried there were purportedly moved to the Evergreen Cemetery, although there is little information to document the extent of reburials. In 1946 the Town Lexington subdivided the old cemetery and houses were built over the burial ground.
Marker NumberI 22-a
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 5:52pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 637064 N 4181616
Decimal Degrees37.77161667, -79.44371667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 46.297', W 79° 26.623'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 46' 17.82" N, 79° 26' 37.38" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8920 Lee Highway, Lexington VA 24450, US
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