October at Lynchburg’s Spring Hill Cemetery

Yesterday I revisited Lynchburg’s Old City Cemetery and stopped by nearby Spring Hill Cemetery. Established in 1855, Spring Hill was the city’s first burial ground designed in the rural cemetery style. Celebrated landscape architect John Nottman, responsible for the design of Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery, plotted Spring Hill’s beautiful grounds. You’ll notice in the photos below the many examples of Victorian symbolism throughout the tombstones.I wish I’d had more time to explore, but I was running out of daylight and already exhausted from my first haunting. (My fatigue is obvious in these photos.)

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