Since 1823, the Presbyterian Cemetery has served the community and citizens of Lynchburg as a non-profit, non-denominational organization. While the cemetery generates revenue from plots and services, it has other financial needs that must be met by charitable gifts. Tax-deductible donations help cover the costs of cemetery maintenance, grounds work, historical record upkeep, and site improvements.
We currently have an amazing opportunity to preserve this beautiful, outdoor sculpture garden for future generations. Presbyterian Cemetery is eligible to receive individual donations as well as corporate gifts and grants. When you donate to Friends of Presbyterian Cemetery, your tax-deductible donation will go toward preservation and restoration projects as well as educational programs. Your generous support will ensure that countless visitors can continue to enjoy the stories, services and beauty of this historic cemetery for years to come.
Contributions help to preserve the grave sites and historical grounds, while covering the cost of:
- Cemetery maintenance
- Grounds work
- Historical record upkeep
- Site improvements
Most donations are applied toward:
Time has taken its toll on many of the historic monuments and many family lines have died out. Preserving and restoring this beautiful outdoor museum is paramount to our ability to share the history of Lynchburg and protect the legacies of our residents.
The capacity of a cemetery to tell a story and reveal history is very powerful. The stories of our permanent residents are what make the cemetery such a special place. Presbyterian Cemetery believes it is important to make its rich history available to visitors near and far and is working to make all of our burial records searchable online. Through the use of virtual tours and gravesite mapping, people around the world can experience Presbyterian Cemetery and Lynchburg’s early history.
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.