OF GRAVE CONCERN

A web publication dedicated to the preservation and research of
Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville, Virginia



Maplewood Cemetery c. 1914

"Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have."

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Maplewood Cemetery is a victim of neglect, insensitive maintenance, vandalism, and the absense of preservation and restoration programs. OF GRAVE CONCERN is an attempt to make others aware of the value of this cemetery and to encourage participation in efforts to protect, preserve, and research this historic site.

CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLING OF PROBLEMS FOUND AT MAPLEWOOD

Maplewood Cemetery is located behind Martha Jefferson Hospital in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. It is Charlottesville's oldest public cemetery, established in 1827 by the Town of Charlottesville. The City of Charlottesville has yet to designate it as a historic property. Maplewood is deteriorating and is without the protection of local, state or federal preservation laws.

Maplewood is owned by the City of Charlottesville. Parks and Grounds Department is charged with its management and maintanence. Neighborhood Planning Department writes the ordinances related to this cemetery. The City Treasurer manages the perpetual care fund. Phone numbers for these city departments can be found below at the "Contact City Officials" link.




AERIAL PHOTO OF MAPLEWOOD CEMETERY
Added April 4, 2002
THE MAPLEWOOD REPOSITORY
Ordinances, Documents, Articles and Other Information Concerning Maplewood
THE LIST OF MAPLEWOOD BURIALS
Updated January 30, 2003
THE ROSTER OF CONFEDERATE GRAVES AT MAPLEWOOD
AND A FEW YANKEES TOO!
Updated September 9, 2003
THE ROSTER OF MAPLEWOOD U. S. WAR VETERANS
Added January 1, 2003

CONTACT CITY OFFICIALS AND LOCAL PRESERVATION ORGANIZATIONS

CLICK HERE FOR MAPLEWOOD'S UNSOLVED



LOOK AT WHAT WE FOUND!
Found burials not in the City Cemetery Database





ARE YOU A DESCENDANT OF SOMEONE BURIED AT MAPLEWOOD? PLEASE EMAIL ME SO INFO ABOUT YOUR RELATIVE CAN BE ADDED TO MAPLEWOOD RESEARCH.



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INFORMATION GATHERED FOR THIS PROJECT IS ALSO PLACED ON FILE AT OUR LOCAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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ALBEMARLE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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