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African-American Cemeteries

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Purpose and Scope

This is a list of known African-American cemeteries to be used in conjunction with both the African-American Project and the Global Cemeteries Project as needed. If any of these cemeteries are created, please remove from this page. You can use the information provided (from Wikipedia) on the cemetery's page or write your own information.

These cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order. Included in the listing are the categories which should be placed on their category page when they are created to make your life easier. Remember, if you run into any trouble, just post in G2G, it's where the African-American Project holds it's discussions.

El Paso's Boot Hill


African Burial Ground, Richmond, Virginia

Wikipedia: African Burial Ground, Richmond Virginia

African-American Cemetery (Montgomery, New York)

Historically known as Colored Cemetery contains the memorial graves of mostly slaves brought to America from Rhenish Palatinate in the mid-18th century. Wikipedia: African-American Cemetery, Montgomery, New York

African Zion Cemetery, Manhattan, New York


Behavior Cemetery, Sapelo Island, Georgia

This African-American cemetery is believed to date to before the American Civil War although the earliest marker is dated to the late 19th century. Sapelo Island is associated with a former community named "Behavior" and slaves of the Thomas Spalding Plantation. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 22, 1996 Wikipedia:Behavior Cemetery




Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery
Greenwood Cemetery (Nashville, Tennessee)


Laboring Sons Memorial Grounds
Lamington Cemetery, Bedminster


Mount Hope Cemetery (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Mount Pisgah Benevolence Cemetery


North Woodlawn Cemetery


Old City Cemetery (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Olivewood Cemetery


Quinette Cemetery


Rye African-American Cemetery


Shockoe Hill African Burying Ground

Wikipedia: Shockoe Hill African Burying Ground

Stony Hill Cemetery

Stony Hill Cemetery, located in Harrison, Westchester County, New York, is also known as the Cemetery of the Asbury Colored Peoples. It is a historic cemetery and an example of a rural, 19th century African American burial ground. The cemetery contains about 200 grave sites and seven professionally carved stones. These stones include four government issued markers. Included on the property is the site of a former church, which was demolished in 1930.



  • [[Category:Harrison, New York]]
  • [[Category:Westchester County, New York, Cemeteries]]
  • [[Category:African-American Cemeteries, New York|New York]]


Toussaint L'Overture County Cemetery



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