Shockoe Hill Cemetery is an inactive cemetery located in the independent city of Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Address: Hospital Street, Richmond, VA
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Shockoe Hill Cemetery is now generally inactive. Established in 1822, it was the second municipal graveyard to be opened in Richmond city when the grounds of St. John's Episcopal Churchyard, the city's oldest cemetery, neared its capacity for interments. Currently, the cemetery is on the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places.
Notable interments (with links to WR pages) include:
- Peter Francisco, Revolutionary War hero
- Major James Gibbons, Revolutionary War hero
- Dr. William Foushee, Richmond's first mayor (1782)
- Civil War soldiers, 220 Confederate and 577 Union
- Elizabeth Van Lew, Union spy who operated a safe house during the Civil War
- Mrs. Elmira (Royster) Shelton, said to have been Edgar Allan Poe's fiancé and inspiration for the Lost Lenore of his poem "The Raven"
- Mrs. Jane (Craig) Stanard, an object of desire referred to by Edgar Allan Poe in his poem "To Helen." Poe was known to have spent many hours pining at her grave site.
- John Mercer Patton, 1830's Congressman
- John Minor Botts, 1840's Congressman
- Gov. William H. Cabell, 14th Governor of Virginia
- Hon. John Marshall, longest-serving United States Supreme Court Chief Justice, and his wife Mrs. Mary Willis (Ambler) Marshall.