Virginia’s many small family burial plots on private properties are increasingly endangered — including Rock Hill Cemetery in Loudoun County, Virginia. The state is trying to slow the trend by offering cemetery preservation workshops. It’s unclear what will happen to Rock Hill after its longtime caretaker, Vernon Peterson, retires or dies.
There are thousands of graveyards scattered across Virginia, many of them small family burial plots on private properties, according to preservationists and historians. Some date to the founding of Jamestown more than 400 years ago.
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