Endangered Virginia Cemetery Reports

Endangered Virginia Cemetery Reports (26)

Cemetery: Mountain View Cemetary

Other:

Sign: Yes

Street: Fairview Street

City: Buchanan

Township: buchanan

County: Botetourt

State: Virginia

Nation: United States

Zip: 24067

lat_ns: N

lat_h:

lat_mmss:

long_ew: W

long_h:

long_mmss:

Status: Active

Size: Small

Directions: Fairview Cemetery

Type: Road-public

Location: Rural

Terrain: Hillside

Watersource: No

Features: trees

Property: Private

Access:

Enclosure: None

Gate: None

Established: 1856

Gravestones: 100

Oldest: 1889

Newest: 2011

Removed: Unknown

Relocated: No

Repairs: No

Methods:

Restoration: No

Association: Unsure

Records: Unsure

Inventory: Unsure

Availability: Natiinal Register of Historical Sites

Landscaping: Unsure

Paths: Unsure

Trees: Yes4

Crypts: No

Fencing: No

Brickwork: No

Ironwork: No

Sculpture: No

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement: Yes

Granite: Yes

Marble: Yes

Native: Yes

Slate: Unsure

Others: Unsure

Wood: Unsure

Materials: Unsure

Architectural: Unsure

Angels: Unsure

Draperies: Unsure

Fraternal: Unsure

Hands: Unsure

Lambs: Unsure

Monograms: Unsure

Plants: Unsure

Photos: Yes

Religious: Unsure

Scrollwork: Unsure

Urns: Unsure

Carvings: Unsure

Condition: Cemetery neglected

Unmarked: Yes

Broken: Yes

Toppled: Yes

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Yes

Weather: Yes

Pollution: Yes

Vandalized: No

Report:

VA1:

VA2:

VA3:

VA4:

VA5:

Overgrowth: None

Overgrowth1:

Overgrowth2:

Overgrowth3:

Overgrowth4:

GroundCover:

Moss:

Vines:

Drainage: Good

Problem1:

Problem2: Apathy

Owner: Cemetery

Use:

Bordering: Woods

Change: Larger

Reason:

Visited: Rarely

Archeology: Unknown

Habitat: Yes

Surnames: Majority of the stones are unreadable

Other_Information:

Contacted:

Support: Harry Gleason

Town Hall

Buchanan, VA

Name: Pam Coloton

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Thompson - Kidwell Cemetery
Reston, Fairfax County, Virginia

Date: October 20, 2000

Cemetery: Thompson/Kidwell Cemetery
Street: Fox Mill Road
City: Reston
County: Fairfax
State: VA
Nation: USA
Zip:
Nearby: Fox Mill Park
Land Type: Public
Status: Abandoned
Accessible: Yes
Unmarked graves: Yes
Graves within: 24
Oldest grave:
Newest grave:
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Records location:
Owner: http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/dta/re/detail.asp?mapid=0361*01**0026A
Condition: Cemetery vandalized
Removed Headstones
Broken Headstones
Buried Headstones
Disintegrating Headstones
Fallen Headstones
Previous contacts:
Work_Status: Unknown

Support Contacts

There is a nearly forgotten cemetery on the grounds of The Fox Mill Park in Reston, Fairfax County, Virginia. The entrance to the park is on Fox Mill Road about a mile south of the intersection of Reston Parkway and Lawyers Road. The cemetery is in the wooded area that is directly across from the soccer/football field. It is short distance down a park footpath and is surrounded by a recently erected wooden fence. In addition to severe weathering, the cemetery was terribly vandalized at one time. All the slate grave markers were knocked down and all are broken. There is evidence that there were some carved headstones, there is at least one headstone base and some small, scattered stone pieces, but there are no carved intact or broken pieces of headstones within the cemetery or the immediate surrounding area. After a respectful examination of the slate marker pieces (I tried to disturb them as little as possible) it appear that they may have been painted with names and possibly other information. None could be read at all. I did find two stone pieces that were clearly carved with the initials: JFG and MAB. It appears, from the scattered slate and stone pieces and some ground depressions, that there may have been about, but no more than, 24 grave sites. This is a very, very rough estimate. The cemetery is lacking any name information and therefore I have named it The Fox Mill Park Cemetery. Should I discover the proper name, I will send that information at a later date. Rich Agule October 10, 2000

Additional Information: http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/library/virginia/varoom/cem/cem123.htm

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Rich Agule
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Terre Haute Cemetery
Midlothian, Powhatan County, Virginia

Date: October 5, 2000

Cemetery: Terre Haute Cemetery
Street: 2521 Huguenot Springs Road
City: Midlothian
County: Powhatan
State: Virginia
Nation: USA
Zip: 23113
Nearby: Huguenot Springs Road
Land Type: Private
Status: Inactive
Accessible: No
Unmarked graves: Yes
Graves within: 38
Oldest grave: Late 18th - early 19th Century
Newest grave: 1937
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Yes
Records location: Department of Historic Resources, Louis Berger and Associates
Owner: Jean Hudson
Condition: Describe the current condition of the cemetery
Overgrown-ground cover
Overgrown-vines
Broken Headstones
Removed Headstones
Other problems: The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to build I-288 through this cemetery. All attempts at registering it with the VDHR as an historic landmark have been unsuccessful, even though it is an African-American cemetery dating from the 18th-19th centuries, and containing the remains of at least one African-American veteran.
Previous contacts: VA Dept of Historic Resources, NAACP, many newspapers and television stations.
Work Status: Work underway - Minor improvements made

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Teresa Hudson
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Monday, 15 September 2014 18:08

Tate Family Cemetery, Hanover County, Virginia

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Tate Family Cemetery
Hanover County, Virginia

Date: February 4, 2001

Cemetery: Tate Family Cemetery
Street: Pole Green Road
City: Hanover County
Township: Hanover County
County: Hanover County
State: Virginia
Nation: USA
Zip: 23111
Nearby:
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Accessible: No
Unmarked graves: Unsure
Graves within: 30
Oldest grave: prior to 1875
Newest grave: unknown
Records: Yes
Inventory: Unsure
Records location: family bible records, possibly information w/Hanover County
Owner: unknown
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Overgrown-ground cover
Previous contacts: SCV, UDC, family members, considering contacting legal rep.
Work Status: Planning stages

Additional Information: http://www.timesdispatch.com/MGBRAQFQQIC.html - Please see this newspaper article. Hanover County wants to not only build over, but remove the bodies as well.

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Sheri Millikin
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Smith Cemetery
Virginia Beach, Northampton County, Virginia


Cemetery: Smith Graveyard
Other: Do not know

Sign: Yes

Street: North lynnhaven parkway

City: Virginia Beach

Township:

County: Northampton

State: Virginia

Nation: USA

Zip: 23452

Status: Abandoned

Size: Small

Directions: Kings Grant

Type: Road-public

Location: Urban

Terrain: Level

Watersource: No

Features: trees

Property: Private

Access: Open

Enclosure: Fence

Gate: None

Established:

Gravestones:

Oldest:

Newest:

Removed: Unknown

Relocated: No

Repairs: No

Methods: Other

Restoration: Unsure

Association: Unsure

Records: Unsure

Inventory: Unsure

Availability:

Landscaping: No

Paths: No

Trees: No

Crypts: No

Fencing: No

Brickwork: No

Ironwork: No

Sculpture: No

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement: Unsure

Granite: Unsure

Marble: Unsure

Native: Unsure

Slate: Unsure

Others: Unsure

Wood: Unsure

Materials: Unsure

Architectural: Unsure

Angels: Unsure

Draperies: Unsure

Fraternal: Unsure

Hands: Unsure

Lambs: Unsure

Monograms: Unsure

Plants: Unsure

Photos: Unsure

Religious: Unsure

Scrollwork: Unsure

Urns: Unsure

Carvings: Unsure

Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained

Unmarked: Unsure

Broken: No

Toppled: No

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Yes

Weather: No

Pollution: Yes

Vandalized: Yes

Report: No

VA: Graves-Desecrated

Overgrowth:: Problem-Access

GroundCover: Yes

Moss:

Vines:

Drainage: Good

Problem: Encroachment

Owner: Cemetery

Use: Agricultural

Bordering: Recreational

Change: Smaller

Reason: Housing

Visited: Unknown

Archeology: Unknown

Habitat: No

Contacted:

Surnames:

Other_Information:

Support:

Submitted by:
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name: Erin Bates

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Date: febuary 14

Family Cemetery
Sussex County, Virginia

Date: September 19, 2000

Cemetery: Family Cemetery at Peebles Farm
Street: Beaver Dam Road
City:
County: Sussex Co.
State: Virginia
Nation: USA
Zip:
Nearby:
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Accessible: Yes
Unmarked graves: Yes
Graves within: 9 GRAVES
Oldest grave:
Newest grave:
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Records location:
Owner: Mrs. Peebles
Current Condition:
Cemetery in danger of destruction
Overgrown-trees
Overgrown-ground cover
Overgrown-vines
Broken Headstones
Disintegrating Headstones
Fallen Headstones
Other problems:
Previous contacts: County Clerk of Sussex Co. and Virginia Historical Society
Current Status: The current status of this cemetery is unknown.

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Charlotte Armstrong
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Seward - Norman Cemetery
Mascot, King & Queen County, Virginia

Cemetery Name: SEWARD- NORMAN FAMILY Cemetery
Street: Irish Road
City: Mascot
County: King & Queen
State: Virginia
Zip: 23156
Land Type: Private
Status: Inactive
Number of graves: 15-20
Oldest grave: 1700
Records: Don't Know
Inventory: No
Owner: Gladys Seward- seems to be only person that remains to take care of it.

Location

Mascot, King & Queen County, Virginia

Description

On Irish Road beside Seward home place( within 1/2 mile. Now on a road marked TV. Previously owned by John Cornealius Seward and Thomas Cornealius Seward, his father. Cemetery is at the top of a hill with many graves within. Family records have been kept.

Problem

Needs cleaning. Needs small trees removed. Needs to be marked off. Owners of land surrounded it has let it grow up. Someone has removed most of grave markers.

Previous Contacts

No one outside of a few in the family that care about the old site. Most of family unaware of old grave site location.

Current Status

Not good

Submitted By / Contact for additional Information

name: Seward
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Monday, 15 September 2014 18:05

Rose Cemetery, King George County, Virginia

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Rose Cemetery
King George County, Virginia

Date: Aug 31, 2000

Cemetery: Rose Cemetery....adjoined property of Thornton and Ruth McDaniel
Street: route 686, Mt Rose Drive
City:
County: King George
State: VA
Nation: USA
Zip: 22485
Nearby: old McDaniel store, Mt Rose Drive
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Accessible: Unsure
Unmarked graves: Yes
Graves within: about 30
Oldest grave:
Newest grave: 1915
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Records location:
Owner: don't know at this time
Current Condition:
Cemetery in danger of destruction
Overgrown-trees
Overgrown-ground cover
Disintegrating Headstones
Other problems: it is for sale for commercial property/ and they have already done some bulldozing
Previous contacts: Gloria Sharp my cousin contacted Vic Mason (Clerk of Court) about how to protect and get it marked
Current Status: No work started as of yet

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Patricia Viola Rose
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Richards Cemetery
Richardsville, Culpeper County, Virginia


Cemetery: Richards Cemetery
Other:
Sign: No
Street: Richards Ferry Road
City: Richardsville, Virginia
Township:
County: Culpeper County
State: VA
Nation: USA
Zip:
lat_ns: N
lat_h: 38
lat_mmss: 22.900
long_ew: W
long_h: 77
long_mmss: 37.22
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions:
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Hillside
Watersource: Yes
Features:
Property: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established: mid 1800's
Gravestones: 15
Oldest: 1904
Newest: 1906
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: No
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Yes
Availability: Culpeper County Genealogical Society
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: Yes
Granite: No
Marble: Yes
Native: Yes
Slate: No
Others: No
Wood: No
Materials: No
Architectural: No
Angels: No
Draperies: No
Fraternal: No
Hands: No
Lambs: No
Monograms: No
Plants: No
Photos: No
Religious: No
Scrollwork: No
Urns: No
Carvings: No
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: Unknown
Pollution: No
Vandalized: No
Report: Yes
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1: Problem-Access
Overgrowth2:
Overgrowth3:
Overgrowth4:
GroundCover: Yes
Moss: Yes
Vines: Yes
Drainage: Good
Problem1: Encroachment
Problem2: Apathy
Owner: Private
Use: Recreational
Bordering: Woods
Change: Smaller
Reason: Agriculture
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: No
Habitat: Yes
Contacted:

Surnames:

Richards

Other_Information:

One grave is certainly a Confederate burial as Samuel L. Richards has the notation on his stone that "he was a true confederate soldier beloved by all who knew him".

Support:

Submitted by:
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Name: Deb Koplen
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Date: 30 November 2003

Quaker Cemetery
Golansville, Caroline County, Virginia

Date: July 1, 2000

Cemetery Name: Quaker Cemetery
Street: Intersection of US Route 1 and Cedar Fork Rd.
City: Golansville,
County: Caroline County
State: Virginia
Nation: US
Zip:
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Graves within: unknown
Oldest grave:
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Yes
Owner: Mr. Juan Young
Problem's
Cemetery about to be destroyed
Overgrown-ground cover
Overgrown-vines

Location

Check with Fay Wade working with the Preservation Trust for the cemetery and Golansville Meeting House. email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 804-674-5177

Description

Since Quakers did not use headstones, this has been more difficult to describe, however much work has been done by the trust over the past 5 years, especially since Mr. Juan Young present owner, wanted to bulldoze it down.

Other Problems

We just returned from a dedication of an historical highway marker for this sight. To further destroy this, as Mr. Young wants to do, is an affront to the families who were represented here. If this were Ca. it would not be allowed since such sites are well valued.

Previous Contacts

The preservation trust, Fay Wade, Virginia L. H. Davis of Tidewater Virginia Families, Hallie Martinson and other related family members.

Current Status

Check with Fay Wade

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Mrs. Marian Crowel
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