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Harrisonburg Rockingham Historical Society

Rockingham County Tombstones by Cemetery


 Dinkel Cemetery - Bridgewater College


Bridgewater, Rockingham County, Virginia. From Harrisonburg, Virginia, travel south on Route 42 to Bridgewater. In Bridgewater turn left onto E. College Street. Go 3/10th mile and turn right into college parking lot. You will see a large tree at the end of parking lot. The two headstones are flat on ground under tree.



Well maintained - no fence. In 1967 J. Robert Swank noted: There may be others buried here. Located in open pasture field (present day college campus). In Dr. Wayland's book, History of Rockingham County, Virginia, John Dinkle was said to be the founder of Dinkletown, presently Bridgewater. About 1810 he built a carding mill, a sawmill, and a grist mill on the north side of the river, about a quarter of a mile below the bridge.

Survey Date and Recorder 1/23/2006
Faye Witters, Bob and Lois Emswiler

Cemetery Index

Surnames are sorted by section / plot / row / grave - only rows are shown

Surname Given Name & MI Birth Date Death Date Headstone Notes Remarks
Dinkel John  24 May 1855 Aged 83y 8m  
Dinkel Christena  26 Dec 1853 Aged 77y 9m 23d w/John

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