Clifton Union Cemetery

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Title

Clifton Union Cemetery

Date

1899 - present

Description

The minutes of the Union Cemetery Club showed that a meeting was held June 10, 1899, to acquire land for a "burying place for colored people." The land was purchased on June 25, 1899. The cemetery is fenced and contains over one hundred burials, many unmarked.

Source

Netherton, Nan "Clifton: Brigadoon in Virginia."

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Location

7348 Clifton Rd. Clifton, Va

Additional Notes

The Union Cemetery Club decided that two acres of land which was available for sale at $10.00 an acre was appropriate for their needs. The first officers of the cemetery association were J. Jacobs, Chairman; J. Simmons, Clerk; and S. M. Parker, Treasurer. Over forty lots were sold.
Photos of gravestones from Clifton Union CemeteryPart I and II https://historicwanderings.blogspot.com/2009/09/clifton-union-cemetery-clifton-va_28.html

Collection

Citation

“Clifton Union Cemetery,” Fairfax County African American History Inventory, accessed April 19, 2024, https://fairfaxaahi.centerformasonslegacies.com/items/show/143.

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