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Pocahontas Cemetery

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Late 19th century established. VA 644

At the north end of town, the Pocahontas Cemetery, which overlooks the town from a steep hillside, resembles no other burial ground in Virginia. Up and down the hill, the graveyard's exceptional variety of grave markers includes rustic stone crosses, feathery marble angels, an enameled portrait of a baby, and the marker (1925) for Antonio Cattapuzza carved to represent stacked logs. Some have Orthodox crosses, some have inscriptions in Eastern European languages, and there is even a rusticated rock-faced stone mausoleum.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Pocahontas Cemetery", [Pocahontas, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 491-491.

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