Elmwood and Pinewood Cemetery, Charlotte, NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
N 35° 14.028 W 080° 50.841
17S E 513889 N 3898982
Quick Description: Elmwood and Pinewood and Potter's Field Cemeteries in Charlotte, NC.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 6/18/2008 11:56:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM40MC
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
Views: 110

Long Description:
Encompassing somewhere between 75 and 100 acres (the different sites online listed different numbers) Elmwood, Pinewood and Potter's Field Cemeteries have all now been combined into one - Elmwood Cemetery.

Originally opened in 1853 the cemetery holds the final resting places of famous and not famous alike. Over 150 years of Charlotte and Mecklenburg county history are laid to rest here. Among the 45,000 plus graves are those for a governor, several generals, a circus animal trainer, firemen, an actor, Woodmen of the World, and veterans of wars from the War of Independence on through the Gulf War.

A site of one of the many civil rights controversies, the fence seperating all white Elmwood Cemetery from all black Pinewood Cemetery was removed in January 1969. With the removal of the fence between Pinewood and Elmwood, the Elmwood Cemetery complex became, essentially, one burial ground. Roads now connect the two cemeteries – although the Ninth Street entrance is still open, visitors can walk or drive through either entrance and access Elmwood and Pinewood. With over 150 years of funerary art and cultural, economic, and social history in its shady, lush acreage, the Elmwood Cemetery remains a significant part of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Not listed

Approximate number of graves: Not listed

Cemetery Status: Active

Cemetery Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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