Virginia Cemeteries

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The earliest tomb in Virginia with a legible inscription is that of Mrs. Alice Jordan, who died in 1650 in [[Surry County, Virginia|Surry County, Virginia]] at Four Mile Tree Plantation on the James River.<ref>Robert A. Lancaster, ''Historic Virginia Homes and Churches'' (Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1915), 58. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/historicvirginia00lanc#page/58/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.</ref>
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African Americans typically maintained separate burial grounds. {{Main|Virginia African Americans}}
  
 
The Family History Library has copies of many cemetery records from [[Virginia]]. This includes the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Genealogical Collection of tombstone inscriptions. This collection is described in the “Genealogy” section. Additional tombstone inscriptions have been published in the magazines mentioned in the “Periodicals” section.  
 
The Family History Library has copies of many cemetery records from [[Virginia]]. This includes the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Genealogical Collection of tombstone inscriptions. This collection is described in the “Genealogy” section. Additional tombstone inscriptions have been published in the magazines mentioned in the “Periodicals” section.  
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A list of Virginia cemeteries is in:  
 
A list of Virginia cemeteries is in:  
  
Hogg, Anne M., and Dennis A. Tosh. ''Virginia Cemeteries: A Guide to Resources''. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia, 1986. (Family History Library book {{FHL|450242|title-id|disp=975.5 V34v}}.) Lists sources of information on cemeteries, their name, and location. Arranged by county.  
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*Hogg, Anne M., and Dennis A. Tosh. ''Virginia Cemeteries: A Guide to Resources''. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia, 1986. (Family History Library book {{FHL|450242|title-id|disp=975.5 V34v}}.) Lists sources of information on cemeteries, their name, and location. Arranged by county.  
  
 
A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library is:  
 
A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library is:  
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Library. ''Index to United States Cemeteries''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. (Family History Library films {{FHL|613269|title-id|disp=1206468-94}}.) Film {{FHL|613269|title-id|disp=1206492}} includes Virginia and Washington.  
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*The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Library. ''Index to United States Cemeteries''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. (Family History Library films {{FHL|613269|title-id|disp=1206468-94}}.) Film {{FHL|613269|title-id|disp=1206492}} includes Virginia and Washington.  
  
 
The Family History Library Catalog Place Search lists more of these records under:  
 
The Family History Library Catalog Place Search lists more of these records under:  
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*[[Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
'''Web Sites'''
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== Web Sites ==
  
 
http://virginiagravestones.org/  
 
http://virginiagravestones.org/  
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http://virginia-genealogy.org/Virginia-Cemetery-Records.htm<br>  
 
http://virginia-genealogy.org/Virginia-Cemetery-Records.htm<br>  
  
[http://www.markerhistory.com/tag/cemetery/page/6/ Cemetery Historical Markers]&nbsp;- at MarkerHistory.com. &nbsp;Cemetery dates begin as early as 1620. &nbsp;See also the Cemetery Historical Markers on the [http://www.markerhistory.com/maps/ Cemetery Marker Map].
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[http://www.markerhistory.com/tag/cemetery/page/6/ Cemetery Historical Markers]&nbsp;- at MarkerHistory.com. &nbsp;Cemetery dates begin as early as 1620. &nbsp;See also the Cemetery Historical Markers on the [http://www.markerhistory.com/maps/ Cemetery Marker Map].  
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== References ==
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{{Virginia|Virginia}}  
 
{{Virginia|Virginia}}  
  
 
[[Category:Virginia|Cemeteries]] [[Category:Cemeteries_in_Virginia]]
 
[[Category:Virginia|Cemeteries]] [[Category:Cemeteries_in_Virginia]]

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The earliest tomb in Virginia with a legible inscription is that of Mrs. Alice Jordan, who died in 1650 in Surry County, Virginia at Four Mile Tree Plantation on the James River.[1]

African Americans typically maintained separate burial grounds.

Main article: Virginia African Americans


The Family History Library has copies of many cemetery records from Virginia. This includes the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Genealogical Collection of tombstone inscriptions. This collection is described in the “Genealogy” section. Additional tombstone inscriptions have been published in the magazines mentioned in the “Periodicals” section.

A list of Virginia cemeteries is in:

  • Hogg, Anne M., and Dennis A. Tosh. Virginia Cemeteries: A Guide to Resources. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia, 1986. (Family History Library book 975.5 V34v.) Lists sources of information on cemeteries, their name, and location. Arranged by county.

A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library is:

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Library. Index to United States Cemeteries. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. (Family History Library films 1206468-94.) Film 1206492 includes Virginia and Washington.

The Family History Library Catalog Place Search lists more of these records under:

VIRGINIA - CEMETERIES

VIRGINIA, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES

VIRGINIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES

VIRGINIA, [INDEPENDENT CITY] - CEMETERIES

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Web Sites

http://virginiagravestones.org/

http://virginia-genealogy.org/Virginia-Cemetery-Records.htm

Cemetery Historical Markers - at MarkerHistory.com.  Cemetery dates begin as early as 1620.  See also the Cemetery Historical Markers on the Cemetery Marker Map.

References

  1. Robert A. Lancaster, Historic Virginia Homes and Churches (Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1915), 58. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.