How Many Cemeteries Are There in the State of Virginia?


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As of 2015, there are 141 cemeteries in Virginia, according to Virginia.org. Many are historical landmarks dating from the Civil War, such as the Confederate Cemetery in Manassas, where 250 soldiers are buried in a common grave.

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The most famous cemetery in Virginia is Hollywood Cemetery, located in Richmond. The name of the cemetery comes from the many holly trees on its grounds. Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried here, along with Confederate president Jefferson Davis and Confederate general J.E.B. Stuart. It is also famous for its 90 foot-pyramid, beneath which are the remains of 18,000 Confederate soldiers.

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