Famous Burials of Hollywood Cemetery
a handout from the Library of Virginia "Hollywood Cemetery
was formally dedicated June 25, 1849. Designed by architect
and landscape designer John Notman, Hollywood was modeled after
the rural cemeteries popular during the mid 19th century.
In addition to providing a place for burials, these cemeteries
were designed for the living to enjoy a natural, park-like setting.
When James Monroe was reinterred there on July 5, 1858, the prestige
of Hollywood was established. More than 18,000 Civil War
soldiers and officers were buried there, solidifying Hollywood's
place of importance in the hearts of Virginians. Hollywood
continues as an active cemetery, visited frequently by tourists
and locals who come to visit ancestral and notable gravesites,
to admire the extensive examples of mortuary art and decorative
cast iron, and to enjoy the lovely grounds and picturesque views."
Map of Hollywood Cemetery - Click Here!
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