Identities of Those Buried In Forgotten Cemetery Near University of Virginia Hard To Discern

Posted by admin on Dec 4, 2012

The nameless graves follow the line of a long-gone fence. They’re mostly marked with fieldstones, if they’re marked at all. And though they sit just outside the stately stone wall of the University of Virginia Cemetery, it’s unlikely anyone today will know who was buried there generations ago.

Archeologists have found 67 graves in the forgotten cemetery. The dead are probably black and possibly slaves, officials have said, but it’s hard to know any more than that.

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