Welp … Here goes another graveyard post from yours truly. As I mention in a previous post, I have this thing for walking around graveyards and reading tombstones. Some may find it weird … I find it intriguing.
The Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, VA was a pleasant surprise when Charles and I stopped by. Historically, Lynchburg served as a supply and hospital center for the Confederate Army during the Civil War and was lucky to avoid the destruction most Virginia cities experienced during this time. When walking around the cemetery, we came across a section dedicated to the Confederate soldiers who passed during the war and another section dedicated to Lucy Mina Otey and the Ladies Relief Hospital.
Despite the fact that history ties this cemetery with Confederate loyalties, I thought it was super interesting that the Old City Cemetery was the only burial ground in Lynchburg open to African Americans until 1885, and that three-quarters of all those buried in the Cemetery, from 1806 to the present, are African-American. But enough with the history lesson… Below are some pics I took while strolling along through cemetery on beautiful spring day. Enjoy :)