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Sacred Heart Memorial Gardens
Also known as: Gills Bridge Road Cemetery
Gills Bridge Road
Darvills
Dinwiddie County
Virginia  USA

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Cemetery notes and/or description:
"This cemetery is located 25 meters west of Gills Bridge Road/Route 613 and approximately 30-40 meters east of Longstreet Road (Plates 9 and 10). The majority of the cemetery is composed of graves from African-American family and church burial grounds previously located on Fort Pickett. It is maintained, but not used and somewhat overgrown, but easily identifiable. The cemetery measures approximately 160 by 240 meters and is surrounded by a chain link fence in fair condition. Large areas of the cemetery are completely overgrown with 2 small mown areas. It was included in a survey conducted by Pamela Hurak in 1996 (Hurak 1996: 5)."

"There are over 1,433 east-west oriented identifiable graves with 100 marble, granite and concrete gravestones (some with footstones) and 256 small metal markers (Tables 5 and 6; and Plate 11). At least 29 cemeteries previously located on Pickett were moved to Gills Bridge Road per the information on the paper tags in the temporary metal markers. The earliest marked burial is 1880 and the latest is 1978."

Source;
Fort Pickett Historic Cemeteries
Brunswick, Dinwiddie & Nottoway Counties, VA
Fort Pickett Cultural Resource Management Project 2005.06
Prepared by;
Conservation Management Institute
VA Polytechnic Institute & State University
Cultural Resources Program
200 W 10th St, Pickett Park, Blackstone, VA 23824
Author: James G. Parker - February 2007

Works referenced by:
Beverly A. Boyko, Wayne C.J. Boyko & Katherine E. Sutton; Terry Clouthier; Doug Colebum; Pamela Hurak; Clifton A. Huston, Charles M. Downing & Anne S. Beckett; Mary Cecilia Godburn; Matthew Laird; Michelle MacCarthy; Carol D. Tyrer, Jen Green & Matthew Laird; Len Winter, Brad Botwick & Debra A. McClane; Wayne Stith; Isham E. Hargrave.

***AVAILABLE at the Brunswick, Dinwiddie & Nottoway County Public Libraries
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