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A walk through Evergreen

June 17, 2011 6:49 am by

RVA News has posted a lush photo set from Evergreen Cemetery.

Dating from 1891, Evergreen Cemetery is the final resting place of notable African-American Richmonders such as Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell, Jr., and Rev.J.Andrew Bowler. Encompassing maybe 60 acres, the vast majority of the cemetery is all but lost to weed trees, underbrush, and creeping vines. The most recent burials in the historic section of the cemetery date from the 1970s, with a portion of the cemetery still in use for new internments.


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