Barton Heights Cemeteries

Barton Heights Cemeteries (HML)

Location: Richmond, VA 23222
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N 37° 33.559', W 77° 25.986'

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The Burying Ground Society of the Free People of Color of Richmond established its cemetery (later renamed Cedarwood) here in 1815. African Americans eventually founded five more cemeteries here: Union Burial Ground (later called Union Mechanics), Sons and Daughters of Ham, Ebenezer, Methodist and Sycamore. The burial societies, fraternal orders, and religious organizations that sustained these cemeteries formed the cultural and economic bedrock of Richmond's nineteenth century African American community. Here they gathered especially on Whitmonday, to mourn the loss of friends and family members, many of whom experienced the transition from slavery to freedom.
HM NumberHML
Marker NumberSA-48
Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Burying Ground Preservation Society of Virginia, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 11:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285091 N 4159704
Decimal Degrees37.55931667, -77.43310000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 33.559', W 77° 25.986'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 33' 33.54" N, 77° 25' 59.16" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 Tybee Terrace, Richmond VA 23222, US
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