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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.
    Robert A. Lancaster, Historic Virginia Homes and Churches (Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1915), 58. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • African Americans typically maintained separate burial grounds.
Main article: Virginia African Americans


  • 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 list of Virginia cemeteries.
  • 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. A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library.
  • To access cemetery records available through the Family History Library, use the Place-names Search in the Family History Library Catalog for:

VIRGINIA - CEMETERIES

VIRGINIA, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES

VIRGINIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES

VIRGINIA, [INDEPENDENT CITY] - CEMETERIES

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