Henrico to support nonprofit’s restoration of historic Woodland Cemetery
County to provide $25,000 grant for land acquisition, fundraising assistance
Henrico County will contribute $25,000 to a local nonprofit organization to support its acquisition of historic Woodland Cemetery and will provide ongoing assistance in fundraising for grounds maintenance.
Woodland Cemetery, at 2300 Magnolia Road in eastern Henrico, was established in 1916 for the interment of Black residents during a time of strict segregation. With an estimated 30,000 graves across its 29 acres, Woodland Cemetery is the final resting place for such prominent individuals as tennis champion and civil rights activist Arthur Ashe Jr. and the Rev. John Jasper, founder of Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church in Richmond, as well as doctors, dentists, bankers and a woman who spied for the Union during the Civil War.Read More