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Sacred Heart Memorial Gardens
Darvills, Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Lat: 37° 02' 46"N, Lon: 77° 50' 42"W

The cemetery is located just off Route 613, approx. 2 miles south of Rt. 40 in Darvills, Virginia. It is located within a forest and is difficult to see from the road to due the overgrowth of trees, though it is right next to the road. No official sign was visible in 2009.

This cemetery was established in 1942 as a result of the construction of Camp Pickett, a military training ground. The government bought private land on which to construct the military reservation, including the land on which Poplar Lawn Baptist Church and various family cemeteries were located. The remains from these cemeteries were reinterred at either the African American cemetery (which may also include some Native American graves) or Butterwood (Blackstone, VA, Nottoway County) cemetery, to which the remains of Euroamericans were moved. A total of approximately 2000 remains were reinterred in Sacred Heart Memorial Gardens, however only a fraction of headstones are present or visible.

This is not a complete listing of all of the burials in this cemetery. The records below were provided by contributors to Interment.net. last edited Jul 22, 2011. Total records = 17.

Contributor's Index:

Christopher, William, b. 25 Aug 1839, d. 15 Dec 1930, upright white stone with carving of two clasped hands, one on right has forefinger pointing down, [NF]
Crenshaw, Mary J., d. 18 Feb 1918, Her daughter Lula A. Crenshaw, Foursided white stone with single rose carved above name, [NF]
Cubbage, Jennie, b. 28 Aug 1867, d. 25 Sep 1919, age: 51yr, upright white stone with baroque top, [NF]
Fitzgerald, Eliza, b. 15 Jan 1867, d. 5 Jun 1928, w/o Moses Fitzgerald, upright white stone, letters in relief, [NF]
Fitzgerald, Moses, b. 2 Sep 1864, d. 24 Nov 1938, upright white stone, letters in relief, [NF]
Fowlkes, George(?) Arthur, b. ?? Nov 1920, d. ?? Dec 1956, Virginia PFC 227 ?? World ??, upright white stone with cross above name, [NF]
Johnson, Emma A., d. 21 Mar 1944, My Dear Mother, upright white stone with flower carved on top, [NF]
Johnson, Hinter P., b. 12 Sep 1886, d. 18 Nov 1902, d/o C.C. & K.A. Johnson, upright white stone with ivy vine and anchor above name, [NF]
Jones, Mrs, b. 15 Aug 1874, d. 21 Jul 1914, w/o John Jones, upright stone with vine above name, [NF]
Jones, Marandia A., b. 1840, d. 1926, upright white stone with heart inscribed around words, [NF]
Malone, Blanche, b. 11 Nov 1934, d. 8 May 1963, s/w Raymond E, [NF]
Malone, Lulia, d. 28 Dec 19?7, upright white stone, handmade, [NF]
Malone, Raymond E., b. 28 Sep 1917, d. 23 Sep 1961, Poured concrete cover, inscribed Fields service, C.W. Hux Concrete Works, [NF]
Stokes, Algie, b. 13 Jul 1898, d. 8 Jun 1932, He was the sunshine of our home, upright white stone with two flowers beneath a shining star, [NF]
Wilson, Samuel, b. 8 Jun 1882, d. 28 Dec 1903, s/o W. & M.J. Wilson, upright white stone with ivy vine and anchor above name, see description for Hinter Johnson, [NF]
Wynn, Bettie, b. 1855, d. 26 Sep 1925, age: 70yr, upright white stone, letters in relief, [NF]
Wynn, Willie, b. 25 Dec 1849, d. 9 Jul 1930, Handmade upright stone, [NF]

 

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