|940 Grove Street|
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Grove Street Cemetery, located at 940 Grove Street, is Danville's first municipally owned burial ground. Essentially, it was a country cemetery when it was established south of town in the early 19th century. Its earliest surviving marked graved dates from 1833, and it is the resting place of many of the community's founders and earliest citizens. Grove Street holds the remains of a number of Confederate veterans, including Col. Joseph Robert Cabell and Benjamin Edward Cabell, sons of Gen. B.W.S. Cabell, a veteran of the War of 1812. Their plot is marked by a tall brownstone column. Another son, William Lewis Cabell, who settled in Texas after the War, distinguished himself as the only Danvillian to achieve the rank of General in the Confederacy. Also buried here is the infant daughter of Gen. and Mrs. John Hunt Morgan. Following his escape from Federal guards in Ohio, General Morgan - "The Thunderbolt of the Confederacy" spent time in Danville with Col. Robert Withers and his family. A detailed brochure is available at the Danville Welcome Center.