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.
Remembering The Fallen
REMEMBERING THE FALLEN was written by one of our volunteers and Civil War historian, Beth White. The book contains information and pictures of the 275 veterans of the Civil War who are buried here. In also has a map of the cemetery and Company rosters. Mrs. White pored through service records and contacted descendants of the deceased to learn their stories. This is a book every Civil War or Presbyterian Cemetery enthusiast or will want to add to their collection. Mrs. White will be happy to add a special message and sign the book for you. Purchase yours today!
If you wish to order more than 5, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.