People's Cemetery

No Image Available
15 W. Bank Street
Post Office Box 2107
Petersburg, VA 23803
Region Central Virginia
Locality Petersburg City
Phone: (804) 733-2400

S. Crater Road near Mingea Street - Petersburg's cemeteries were segregated by race and by religion. In 1815, the Petersburg Beneficial Society of Free Men of Color was established to support its free black members in times of sickness and death. Beneficial Trustees purchased their first lot in 1840. Peoples Cemetery, also known as Providence Cemetery, incorporates the second Beneficial Society lot. In 1985, this African- American cemetery was deeded over to the City of Petersburg.

Last Updated: 6/1/2000 1:10 AM
  • Enter to Win

    Virgnia Beach Sweeps promo
  • Virginia Culinary Challenge

    Culinary Challenge 2015 logo

    March kicks off the Virginia is for Lovers Culinary Challenge for 2015. Restaurants, locals and visitors nominated their favorite entrée. Vote now for your favorite!

    Vote Now
  • Get the Virginia Travel Guide

    2015 Travel Guide promo

    Order your Free Virginia Travel Guide.

     Order now button 

  • Travel Updates

    What's going on around Virginia? Subscribe to the Virginia eNews.