A Historical & Architectural Showcase

About the Presbyterian Cemetery

In 1823, the Presbyterian Cemetery was founded by six elders of the Second Presbyterian Church who had a vision of burying and commemorating the dead in a tranquil landscape, providing comfort to the bereaved.

Take a stroll through the cemetery and experience the charm of a park-like atmosphere and a history of past people and times. So much of the history of Lynchburg and the surrounding area can be found in the beautiful markers and art sculptures throughout the cemetery grounds. Stop in and talk to the Cemetery Director about pre-planning or post-loss arrangements.

We welcome you to visit our historical or personal burial sites, grandeur of art sculptures, and well-maintained grounds. We even welcome you to call the Presbyterian Cemetery your final resting place.

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In 1823, six elders of the Presbyterian Church purchased two acres from Edward Lynch, son of John Lynch (Lynchburg City founder).

The trustees of the Cemetery remain committed to providing personal service and the utmost in grounds care.

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