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Our Cemetery

Burial grounds surround the church. The grave yard on the north side has been in use since the ninteenth century. The section outside the wall to the north was recently added. The large tombs in front of the church date from the seventeenth century but were moved there in the twentieth century. The low brick wall which surrounds the church and older parts of the cemetery is handmade brick, as is the church building, made of local clay.

Surrounding our church and some of the older parts of the grave yard is a low brick wall. This wall, built of the same handmade brick as the church building, is made of local clay and was fired in open  brick ovens at nearby Gloucester County and Williamsburg foundries.
  
Our grounds offer a reverent setting for departed members of our church community and continually attract visitors because of the many historic grave sites. Within and outside the church ground's low brick walls are the graves of recent members as well as graves of historic local land owners, merchants, farmers, slaves, and laborers. Included in this diverse cross-section of our congregation are also the graves of many Civil War soldiers.

Within the grounds are three special spaces: a labyrinth just outside the north wall, a meditation site beyond the north cemetery, and an historical marker of the site of the original church inside the wall to the south of the current church.

The most complete online listing of internments at Abingdon can be found at: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=235749