Postal Code: 22901
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Along Lambs Road, 10 minutes west of downtown Charlottesville lies an historic cemetery. Because of the transfer of lands over half-a-century ago, the cemetery has only recently been "re-discovered." When family members and CVHR surveyed the site and the hand-carved gravestones, they realized this sacred site contains the remains of several significant members of the African-American community that once lived in this neighborhood as well as several yet to be identified burials. For more than a century, the Hydraulic Mills at the junction of Ivy Creek and the South Fork of the Rivanna River were the commercial hub of a large rural area northwest of Charlottesville.
Sammons homestead and cemetery were once owned by the Sammons family, descendants of Mary Hamings of Monticello. Mary was a sister to Sally Hemings. They were members of the Hydraulic Mills African-American community which is no longer in existence.
In August, 2013 the National Register of Historic Paces determined that the site met the criteria for inclusion and qualified for federal protection.
There are at least two unmarked graves here.
From the "Record of Cemeteries in Albemarle County, VA" put out by the Jack Jouett Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1978 - 1980. This cemetery is in Volume 14.
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