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*[http://virginiagravestones.org/ Virginia Gravestones]
*[http://virginiagravestones.org/ Virginia Gravestones]

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Cemeteries

Cemetery Resources

The earliest tomb in Virginia with a legible inscription is that of Mrs. Alice Jordan, who died in 1650 in Surry County, Virginia at Four Mile Tree Plantation on the James River.[1]

African Americans typically maintained separate burial grounds.

Main article: Virginia African Americans

Hogg, Anne M., and Dennis A. Tosh. Virginia Cemeteries: A Guide to Resources. (Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia, 1986.) FHL book 975.5 V34v Lists sources of information on cemeteries, their name, and location. Arranged by county. A list of Virginia cemeteries.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Library. Index to United States Cemeteries. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988.) FHL film 1206468-94, 1206492 Includes Virginia and Washington. A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library.

The Family History Library has copies of many cemetery records from Virginia. This includes the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Genealogical Collection of tombstone inscriptions. Additional tombstone inscriptions have been published in the magazines mentioned in the Virginia Periodicals section

Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records Online in FamilySearch Historical Records.

  • To access cemetery records available through the Family History Library, use the Place-names Search in the Family History Library Catalog for:



The following websites have cemetery listings for Virginia State.
Sites may be incomplete. They may not list all cemeteries in a county and may not include all burials in a cemetery.

  • Findagrave.com Search for names Enter at least a last name then click Search. Can narrow by first names or dates.
    • This site frequently has tombstone images
    • List of cemeteries statewide for cemeteries in their database
      • You may need to narrow by county
        • Go to Find A Grave Home page, click Search for a cemetery, select the state (Virginia), then select from the county list, and press Search.
      • Click on the number below Interments for a cemetery to access names. Click Records arrow to scroll through to the end.


  1. (1) "The Oldest Tombstone," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Jan. 1896):195-197. Digital version at JSTOR - free; (2) Robert A. Lancaster, Historic Virginia Homes and Churches (Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1915), 58. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.