Old City Cemetery

Old City Cemetery (HMRT3)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.946', W 79° 9.489'

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Lynchburg, Virginia

— Civil War Sites —

"With a graveyard on one side, quartermaster's glanders stable on the other, and smallpox hospital in the middle, one (is) reminded of the mortality of man."
"A Confederate Surgeon's Story," Confederate Veteran, 1931, John Jay Terrell, M.D.

This Old City Cemetery served three distinct and important roles in the Civil War: it was a burial ground for over 2200 soldiers, both Union Confederate; it was the location of the Pest House smallpox quarantine hospital; and it was the location of the quartermaster's glanders stable for innovative medical research on a disease affecting the Confederate cavalry horses. Each spot has more information on site.

Portions of this cemetery are still in active use. Since 1806 when the city founder John Lynch gave the first acre of land, it has been the final resting place for over 25,000 residents of this city. Included are a number of Civil War soldiers, both Union and Confederate, buried throughout the rest of the Cemetery. When possible, interpretive information and stories concerning these soldiers, as well as many other interesting citizens, are posted along the roadway and walkways.
HM NumberHMRT3
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 11:41am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 662991 N 4142588
Decimal Degrees37.41576667, -79.15815000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.946', W 79° 9.489'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 56.76" N, 79° 9' 29.34" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100 Garland St, Lynchburg VA 24501, US
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