12 October 2008

Unmarked Cemetery Paved Over in Stafford, Virginia

So sad.

"Unmarked cemetery in Falmouth is paved over by new property owner
By Jonas Beals

Rumor has it that sometime between 1900 and 1909, Charles W. Roberson was struck by lightning and killed in the backyard of his Falmouth home. He was buried alongside his wife, Mary, in that backyard.

As far as anyone can tell, they are still there, now covered by a few inches of blacktop.

The parcel at the northeast corner of U.S. 1 and Forbes Street was purchased by Access Eye Centers in 2002. The company owns the adjacent property, and expanded its parking lot more than a year ago. In the process, it inadvertently covered the 16- by 32-foot unmarked cemetery parcel that had been carved out of the Robersons' lot." READ MORE

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