Old Negro Burial Ground

Old Negro Burial Ground (HMH8O)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.226', W 77° 25.673'

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The land beyond this tunnel was once part of a cemetery for slaves and poor free blacks. The exact size and shape is unknown as is the number of persons once interred. What happened to their remains is a mystery as well.

This was also the site of the city hanging grounds. Slave rebellion leader Gabriel Prosser was executed here. Several stones from the gallows platform were used in the construction of the Broad St. overpass. You can see them on the other side of the tunnel, to your right. They are the largest blocks in the wall.
HM NumberHMH8O
Placed ByJames River Park Fund
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 8:09pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285488 N 4157227
Decimal Degrees37.53710000, -77.42788333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.226', W 77° 25.673'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 13.56" N, 77° 25' 40.38" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1505-1507 US Route 250, Richmond VA 23219, US
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