Grove Street Cemetery is Danville's first municipally owned burial ground. It's earliest surviving marked grave dates from 1833, two years before Danville incorporated.
Grove Street Cemetery is the final resting place for many of the community's founders and early citizens. It holds the remains of a number of Confederate veterans, including Col. Joseph Robert Cabell and Benjamin Edward Cabell, sons of Gen. B.W.S. Cabell, a veteran of the War of 1812.
Also buried here is the infant daughter of Gen. and Mrs. John Hunt Morgan. Morgan "The Thunderbolt of the Confederacy" spent time in Danville after his escape from Federal guards in Ohio. While here, he stayed with Col. Robert Withers and family. Withers served as Col. of the 18th Virginia Infantry Regiment and later as commander of the Danville Military Post. Hours: Until dusk daily
Last Updated: 7/22/2011 5:06 PM