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This cemetery is located about 3 miles south of Paris, Virginia, in northern Fauquier County. It may NOT be visited by anyone except Strother family members who are descendants of John Strother, without express permission from these descendants. Two families are represented here - the Nalleys and the Strothers. There are about 25-30 graves, some of which are unknown infants' graves. The tallest monument is that for George William Strother, a CSA veteran of the 12th VA Cavalry. The "oldest" people buried here are John Strother and his wife, Julianna Brawner. Originally, the Nalley graves were outside of the old iron fence, and when the new stone fence was built, they were included inside the fence boundary for protection from the livestock and farm equipment. The Nalley graves are the most historically significant, as they are actually grave houses, not simple graves. They are one of only two known sets of grave houses in all of Virginia. They are made of a foundation of bluestone and lime mortar, topped by a little wooden house with eaves and a small window in the eastern eave. The wooden parts have all decayed and the stone foundations are in ruins, but the four markers still exist. Pictures of the houses before they decayed may be viewed on the Library of Virginia web site in the WPA files. John Strother purchased the farm on which this cemetery lies from the Nalley estate, so the Nalley graves are the oldest. Most of his male children, their spouses, and some other descendants are buried here. The cemetery is now closed to new burials.