Sunday, April 3, 2022

April 3, 2022 Lynchburg Old City Cemetery


"From April 6th to 10th, 1865, Lynchburg served as the capital of Virginia. Under Governor William Smith, the executive and legislative branches of the Commonwealth moved to Lynchburg for the few days between the fall of Richmond and the fall of the Confederacy."
Our little day-trip this week in the city of Lynchburg, Va, included a visit to The Old City Cemetery.
This hidden jewel was established in 1806, ranking itself as one of the oldest public cemeteries in the United States in continuous use. 
Most of the 2,000 people were buried before 1925.
Veterans from every major America waar, cultural leaders, as well as the old AND new potters field are buried here.
Gorgeous ironwork, antique roses, Chapel, Hearse House (owned by Diuguid Funeral Home, the second oldest undertaking establishment in VA), LOtus Pond, Butterfly Garden.

 Yes, this is a VIrginia Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.