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McGavock Family Cemetery

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1800s. East end of Factory Outlet Dr.

Atop a knoll overlooking a view of beautiful countryside and the somewhat less inspiring sight of a shopping mall, the picturesque cemetery is the only family burial ground known to have a group of early-nineteenth-century gravestones attributed to Laurence Krone. Like other stones by Krone (see WY18), they have the serrated “piecrust” edging and curvilinear motifs, here featuring a tulip, a sun-flower, or a fern. However, on some of these headstones for a Scots-Irish family, Krone departed from his usual German-influenced motifs to employ a Tudor rose and flanking columns.

The shopping mall (1989, McCarty, Hosaple and McCarty), designed by a Knoxville, Tennessee, firm, is composed of one- and two-story buildings accented with the type of small pyramidal-roofed towers frequently used on late-twentieth-century commercial buildings, here designed to be visible to potential customers driving along Interstates 81 and 77.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "McGavock Family Cemetery", [Fort Chiswell, 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, 457-457.

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