Image of Shockoe Cemetery - one of the oldest in the Richmond area.
This site is the online home of the "Richmond Historic Cemeteries project, coordinated by Dr. Ryan K. Smith in the History Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. This project highlights central Virginia’s notable burying grounds and offers a portal for research and self-guided tours. The region’s dramatic history, from colonial settlements and slavery, to Revolution and Civil War, to postwar emancipation and industrialization, can be seen here. Undergraduate students in several ongoing courses have contributed much of the project content, including research essays and audio podcast guides for individual graves. You may wish to use the latter on your smartphone or .mp3 player while visiting the cemeteries themselves, to create your own tour."
- from the intro. to the site.
It's a very interesting site. Dr. Ryan K. Smith is an excellent professor who really engages his students. Visit the site today.