Ivy Hill Cemetery (Smithfield, Virginia)

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Ivy Hill Cemetery
Ivy Hill Cemetery (Smithfield, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Ivy Hill Cemetery (Smithfield, Virginia)
Location W of N. Church St., Smithfield, Virginia
Coordinates 36°59′23″N 76°37′56″W / 36.98972°N 76.63222°W / 36.98972; -76.63222Coordinates: 36°59′23″N 76°37′56″W / 36.98972°N 76.63222°W / 36.98972; -76.63222
Area 14 acres (5.7 ha)
Built 1886 (1886)
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival, Late Victorian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 07000275[1]
VLR # 046-0002
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 4, 2007
Designated VLR September 6, 2006[2]

Ivy Hill Cemetery is a historic rural cemetery and national historic district located at Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, Virginia. It was established in 1886, and is a privately owned cemetery. Grave markers within the cemetery date from the mid-19th century to the present day. It includes a number of notable funerary monuments.[3]

Notable burials include:

  • Pembroke Decatur Gwaltney (1836-1915), founder of the highly successful Gwaltney

ham and peanut business

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Marcus R. Pollard (September 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Ivy Hill Cemetery". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos