Virginia Cemeteries

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Cemetery Resources

  • 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


  • Hogg, Anne M., and Dennis A. Tosh. Virginia Cemeteries: A Guide to Resources. (Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia, 1986.) FHL 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.) FHL film 1206468-94, 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

Web Sites

  1. (1) "The Oldest Tombstone," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Jan. 1896):195-197. Digital version at JSTOR - free; (2) Robert A. Lancaster, Historic Virginia Homes and Churches (Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1915), 58. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.