A City upon a Hill: A History of the Old City Cemetery in Pictures



This year is the Old City Cemetery’s Bicentenary, and to celebrate this important anniversary the Southern Memorial Association is reflecting on the long and rich history of Lynchburg’s “city of the dead.”

As part of a series of “signature” bicentennial events and projects, the SMA is planning to publish a special booklet of historical photographs of the Cemetery in 2007. The following images represent a small sample of what we’ve uncovered
so far. If you have any old pictures of the Cemetery in your family scrapbooks, please let us know!

Entire article available only in printed version. Lynch's Ferry is on sale at the following Lynchburg locations: Bookshop on the Avenue, Givens Books, Lynchburg Visitors Center, Old City Cemetery, Point of Honor, Market at Main, and Lynch's Ferry office at The Design Group.


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