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Scott County, Virginia

Cemetery Petition

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The  petition below, pertaining to Virginia Code 18.2-127,  is to be presented to the Scott County Board of Commissioners, regarding the preservation of cemeteries on both private and public lands.

Virginia Code 18.2-127.  Injuries to Churches, Church property, Cemeteries, burial grounds, etc.; penalty. --A. Any person who willfully or maliciously commits any of the following acts is guilty of a class 1  misdemeanor; 1. Destroys, removes, cuts, breaks, or injures any tree, shrub, or plant on any church property or within any cemetery or lot of any memorial or monumental association; 2. Destroys, mutilates, injures, or removes and carries away any flowers, wreaths, vases, or other ornaments placed within any church or on church property, or placed upon or around any grave, tomb, monument, or lot in any cemetery, graveyard, or other place of burial; or 3. Obstructs proper ingress to and egress from any church or any cemetery or lot belonging to any memorial or monumental association.

B. Any person who willfully or maliciously destroys, mutilates, defaces, injures, or  removes any object or structure permanently attached or affixed within any church or on church property, any tomb, monument, gravestone, or other structure placed within any cemetery, graveyard, or place of burial, or within any lot belonging to any memorial or monumental association, or any fence, railing, or other work for the protection or ornament of any tomb, monument, gravestone, or other structure aforesaid, or of any cemetery lot within any cemetery is guilty of a Class 6 Felony.

 

Print the petition Below, gather signatures and mail to the address at the bottom of the petition

We the undersigned firmly believe all cemeteries in Scott County, Virginia should be protected and preserved and the laws protecting cemeteries should be enforced.

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 Mail Completed Form To:

SCOTT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Attn.: Cemetery Committee
    154 Embar Street
           Gate City, VA  24251

 

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