Westham Burying Ground [Green plantation/True Reformers/Zion Town] graveyard at the University of Richmond, 1843- [see also Lauranett L. Lee and Shelby M. Driskill, “‘Knowledge of This Cannot Be Hidden’: A Report on the Westham Burying Ground at the University of Richmond,” 2019]

Stony Point family burying grounds (McRae family et al), circa 1823-1899

M Street Cemetery, 2917 M Street, also known as the William Catlin family graveyard, located in rear of house built before 1853 by Catlin, 1848 through mid 1900s. Now listed as under the purview of Richmond Department of Parks & Recreation.

Patterson-Haskins Cemetery, Winterpock, Chesterfield County, founded circa 1850s for the enslaved and their descendants on land owned by the Cox family, with its family cemetery nearby also known as the Clover HIll Cemetery

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery, Brook Hill, founded in 1860

Weisiger-Carroll House at 2313 Wise Street in Manchester, used as a hospital and Confederate burial ground during the war, circa 1861-1865

Freedmen’s Bureau cemetery, on Chimborazo Hill, 1866

Anderson Cemetery, 1300 New York Avenue in Glen Allen, founded in 1867

Sons and Daughters of Ham Cemetery near Bandy Field, founded in 1873, now aided by the Friends of Sons and Daughters of Ham and this 2020 study by Elizabeth Baughan’s class. Detailed map produced by the University of Richmond’s Spatial Analysis Lab available here.

Willis Methodist Church cemetery, 8360 Willis Church Rd, founded late 19th century

Smith family cemetery, 2511 Hopkins Lane, circa 1886, near a family cemetery owned by the Burtons at 3106 Hopkins Road

Forest View Cemetery, 4909 Bassett Avenue, founded late 19th century, aided by the Friends of Forest View Cemetery and acquired in 2020 by the Enrichmond Foundation

Battlefield Park Road African American Cemetery, 7921 Battlefield Park Road, Varina, Henrico County, founded circa 1900

Bethlehem Baptist Church cemetery, 9600 Midlothian Turnpike, founded circa 1900

Granite/Gravel Hill cemetery, 6911 Old Westham Road, founded in the early 20th century. See also the Granite Community Foundation‘s work with what the Richmond Free Press calls the Green Cemetery.

Quioccasin, Westwood and Pryor Cemeteries, 8690 Quioccasin Road, founded 1914

Bethlehem Baptist Church cemetery, Penick Road, Henrico County, founded circa 1930s

Washington Memorial Park, 6217 Memorial Dr., Sandston, founded 1949

Westhampton Memorial Park, 10000 Patterson Avenue, founded 1954

Corpening family cemetery, 10100 Oldham Road

Lewis Larus family cemetery, 9550 Evansway Lane

Truman family burial ground, Long Bridge Road

University of Richmond columbarium and memory garden, University of Richmond campus, founded circa early 21st century

Chesterfield County cemeteries: “The Importance of Cemeteries and Their Connections to a Community: A Case Study in Local History for Chesterfield County,” by Teresa Webner, 2010. This is a study of the Strachan Family Cemetery, City Point National Cemetery, and the Bolling/Robertson Cemetery.


For more information, see:

Henrico County Cemeteries, 2019

Grave Sites and Cemeteries in Goochland County, Virginia ([Goochland, Va.?]: Goochland County Historical Society, 2013)

Gone But Not Forgotten: Gravestone Inscriptions & Burials of Chesterfield County, Virginia (Chesterfield: Cemetery Committee of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, 1998)

Rachel Baker Lipowicz, ed., Chesterfield Churchyards: Gravestone Inscriptions & Burials in the Churchyards of Chesterfield County, Virginia (Chesterfield County, Va.: Chesterfield Historical Society, 2010)

John O. Peters, Blandford Cemetery: Death and Life at Petersburg, Virginia (Historic Blandford Cemetery Foundation, 2005)

Lynn Rainville, Hidden History: African-American Cemeteries in Central Virginia (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2014)

Michael Trinkley, Debi Hacker, and Sarah Fick, The African American Cemeteries of Petersburg, Virginia: Continuity and Change (Columbia, S.C.: Chicora Foundation, 1999)