The Stanton Family Cemetery – Virginia
The Stanton Family Cemetery, located in Buckingham County, Virginia about seven miles south of the James River, is an exceptionally well-preserved African American rural cemetery. This family cemetery is notable for it's approximately thirty-six graves, most marked with slate headstones and foot-stones. These irregularly shaped slabs of local Buckingham slate mark the graves of at least four generations of the Stanton Family. It retains a high degree of integrity and exemplifies the types of family cemeteries that predated the establishment of church-associated and public burial grounds in many rural Virginia communities.
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