University of Virginia Cemetery and Columbarium
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History of the University Cemetery and Columbarium
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Founded in 1828, the Cemetery at the University of Virginia is rich with history. Located on the corner of Alderman and McCormick roads, it has served as the final resting place for many of the most prominent figures of the University. The Columbarium wall traverses the northern boundary of the University Cemetery. The Confederate Cemetery is adjacent to the University Cemetery.

From the first interment of Dr. William Henry Tucker in 1828 to the current day use of the Columbarium, the Cemetery has continued to carry a sense of distinction. On these grounds are three UVA presidents, many distinguished professors and numerous faculty members. Many of the names you will find on residence halls and academic buildings such as Alderman, Bonnycastle, Clemons, Dabney, Humphreys, and Newcomb.

Currently there are no plots available at the Cemetery. However, with the construction of the Columbarium, faculty and distinguished alumni can choose the University of Virginia as their final recumbency.

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