Maplewood Cemetery

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The Maplewood Cemetery was established as the town of Charlottesville's first official resting place for the dead in 1827.[1] However, its oldest grave marker is from 1777, which suggests that some graves may have been moved to Maplewood after the cemetery was opened. [1] The cemetery is a few blocks north of downtown, with the main entrance gate at 425 Maple Street. The 3.6 acre historic burial ground is bordered by Maple Street, Lexington Avenue, Taylor Street and 8th Street NE. The land is owned and maintained by the city of Charlottesville.[1] Among the burials at Maplewood are scores of noteworthy citizens who left their mark on the city. In addition, there are over 100 unmarked graves of civil war soldiers.[1]

Maplewood Cemetery
1938 Map of Maplewood Cemetery

Historic Residents

See also Category:People buried in Maplewood Cemetery

As of 1899, there were between sixty and seventy Confederate soldiers buried at Maplewood, among them field officers – Generals John M. Jones and A. L. Long. There are also a number buried at Oakwood.[2]In the first half of the twentieth century private citizens participated in maintaining the grounds.

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Among the graves of Maplewood Cemetery are the following:

[1]

Others

Map

Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°01′57″N 78°28′26″W / 38.032594°N 78.473846°W / 38.032594; -78.473846

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Charlottesville : Maplewood Cemetery." Charlottesville : Home. Web. 20 Apr. 2010. <http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=1566>.
  2. Web. Maplewood Cemetery And the Confederate Soldiers Buried There., Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, May 24, 1899, retrieved July 19, 2019 from University of Virginia Library. Print. May 24, 1899 page 1.
  3. Web. Funeral Rites for Dr. E.M. Magruder, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, January 13, 1925, retrieved May 12, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. January 13, 1925 page 1.
  4. Web. Buried in Maplewood, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, August 9, 1918, retrieved August 9, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. August 9, 1919 page 1.

External links

Official site