Old Map Book Cemetery Adventure : Cemeteries Near Richmond, Virginia
Any site can be cool, and we dig old cemeteries (No pun intended). For many years, there has been an idea of visiting all the red crosses in the Richmond area map book, and seeing what’s there. We finally did it. It was a pretty extensive process, which included: finding and documenting all of the coordinates in the old map book, looking them up in Google Maps’ satellite view, noting the location of anything that looked as though it still may exist, then organizing two multi point routes in other Google Maps, printing the directions, and driving a long, long way. We split the routes into two, one being the southern area below Richmond, the other the northern.
Cemetery Locations South of Richmond
- Hatcher and Friend Graveyard, Richmond, Virginia
- Abandoned House on John Tyler Memorial Highway, Henrico, Va
- Old Cemetery, Dry Bridge Court, Sandston, Virginia
Cemetery Locations North of Richmond
The maps are searched, the directions list is made, and this will be our next adventure. Meanwhile, keep on eye on South of Richmond – we’re adding posts as we can.