Mt Calvary Baptist Church 20thC

Association: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
No. of Markers: 21 (View)
No. of Individuals: 17 (View)
Location: Ivy, Albemarle Co.

The Mt Calvary Baptist Church was founded in the 1880s, but the congregation has existed since the 1860s. The Church represents the center of a once thriving African-American community that extended along Morgantown Road. Today this community is smaller than its 19th Century incarnation due to rising taxes and property values. Because of the area's rich heritage, it was chosen as the topic for a documentary film and research project called "Ivy Depot."

The Mt Calvary Baptist Church has two cemeteries, the original burial ground (labeled in this database as the "Historic Cemetery") and a more recent graveyard, located directly behind the church that was opened after the historic one filled up (here we refer to the contemporary cemetery as the "Modern Cemetery"). Both cemeteries are in this database, as well as a family cemetery, the Cooper Family Cemetery, that lies behind the Modern Cemetery.

This page contains links to the Modern Cemetery which contains 21 gravestones, commemorating 24 individuals. The burials are all recent, dating from the 1990s (when the "Historic Cemetery" filled up) until the present.