Located behind the Salem Museum and Longwood Park, the cemetery was formally known as East Hill Colored Cemetery, and is visible from Main Street.
In 1868, this plot was purchased by Bernard Pitzer from the estate of Nathaniel Burwell to establish an African American burial ground. It soon became the most prominent black cemetery in town. It is still active but seldom used today. The city maintains it, but many gravestones are toppled or displaced. More than a hundred others are unmarked entirely. Among prominent citizens buried here are the Reverend B. F. Fox, pastor of First Baptist and Shiloh Baptist Churches.
GPS Coordinates: 37.2954, -80.04756
- Added: 27 Jun 2008
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2266509
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