Forest Lawn Cemetery (Richmond, Virginia)

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Coordinates: 37°35′40″N 77°26′07″W / 37.5945°N 77.4354°W / 37.5945; -77.4354

Forest Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum is a cemetery located at 4000 Pilots Lane, Richmond, Virginia.

The cemetery was established in 1922. Previously it was the estate of John Carter and was known as Myrtle Grove Plantation. John Carter's grave and headstone and those of his relations living with him at Myrtle Grove are still intact among the newer headstones of Forest Lawn. Also, many of the street names within Forest Lawn include references to this origin, including Carter Lane and Myrtle Grove Lane.

Notable graves include:

It also contains the Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Cemetery, one of the first memorials erected in the United States to victims of the Holocaust (1955).[1]

Forest Lawn Cemetery was acquired in August 2013, by StoneMor Partners LP.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Silver, Helen. "Richmond". In Tigay, Alan M., ed. (1994). The Jewish Traveler: Hadassah Magazine's Guide to the World's Jewish Communities and Sights, p. 419. Hadassah Magazine.
  2. ^ StoneMor Partners L.P. Announces Acquisition of Virginia Cemetery. Retrieved 7 May 2014.