Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg, Virginia

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

Gravestones the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia

The city of Lynchburg in the U.S. state of Virginia is a city on the James River that is rich with railroad history, and the railroad still passes through the downtown area. A few miles from downtown is the Old City Cemetery where some of the city’s deceased are buried. Erected in 1806, it is the oldest still in use cemetery in Virginia.

Some of you are saying, “Every cemetery has gravesites where the dead are buried. This place is no different than every other cemetery. Let me say that I am not ‘dying’ to visit this place.”

When it comes to the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia, there is something more. It has graves like any other cemetery. It has memorials like any other cemetery. It has a chapel like many cemeteries. It has an old train station like… wait?…

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