Peoples Memorial Cemetery

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Peoples Memorial Cemetery

Location
334 S. Crater Road (Rt. Bus 460)
Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia, 23803 USA
Memorials 350 added (54% photographed)

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People's Memorial Cemetery, formerly known as Providence Cemetery, is a historic African-American cemetery located at Petersburg, Virginia. The cemetery was deeded in three sections: the first tract in 1840, the second tract was added in 1865, and the final acres were deeded about 1880. The cemetery reflects the organization of "free persons of color" and is evidence of the evolution of the entrepreneurial efforts of African-American undertakers and stonecutters; the activities of mutual aid societies; and the community's social, religious, and artistic values from 1840 to 1942. It covers 8.2 acres.

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GPS Coordinates: 37.2248459, -77.3894958

  • Added: 8 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2192025