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Hebrew Cemetery, Richmond

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The Hebrew Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, also known as Hebrew Burying Ground, dates from 1816. This Jewish cemetery, one of the oldest in the United States, was founded in 1816 as successor to the Franklin Street Burial Grounds of 1789. Among those interred here is Josephine Cohen Joel, who was well known in the early 20th century as the founder of Richmond Art Co. Within Hebrew Cemetery is a plot known as the Soldier's Section. It contains the graves of 30 Jewish Confederate soldiers who died in or near Richmond. It is the only Jewish military cemetery outside of the State of Israel.
Located at Fourth and Hospital Streets on historic Shockoe Hill, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
The cemetery is maintained by Congregation Beth Ahabah, a Reform congregation founded in Richmond in 1789.
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  • Cool to visit but we could only see from the outside. The gates were closed so we couldn’t drive in and explore. Check the hours first.  more »
  • Easy entrance to this well-preserved, large Jewish Cemetery dating to the Revolutionary War. Very interesting to walk among the graves and learn by reading the headstones. There is a washing faucet by...  more »
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  • The Jewish Confederate cemetery here in Richmond is the only Jewish military cemetery outside of Israel. יהי זכרם ברוך
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