Pen Park

Association: Gilmer Plantation
No. of Markers: 0 (View)
No. of Individuals: 0 (View)
Location: Charlottesville, Albemarle Co.

The Pen Park Cemetery is a misnomer. Before it was a park, it was home to an ante-bellum plantation, owned by several local families, including the Gilmer's, Hotopp's, and Craven's. The standing and inscribed stones in this cemetery belong to these families and date between 1795 and 1991, comprising over 30 gravemarkers.

February 2022 Update: Recent research by descendants, archaeologists, and historians has revealed more information about this burial ground. An article by Tamica Jean-Charles in "Charlottesville Tomorrow" summarizes this important work (Read here, accessed 2022-02-02).