Spring Hill Cemetery and Park

Charleston, WV

Offering commanding views of the city, this cemetery includes a section with several Confederate soldiers' graves. Its historical significance is a tribute to the founders of Charleston and the area. Although Spring Hill Cemetery Park is still an active cemetery with a new section opened recently it is also a wonderful place to walk, enjoy nature's beauty and an awesome view of the valley.

Bird watching is a very popular activity and the trees and flowers provide an outdoor classroom for the many school classes who visit often.

Historians find Spring Hill Cemetery Park especially interesting since many key figures in the development of West Virginia and Charleston rest there.

Civil War notables abound from both the Blue and Grey including Gen. Appleton who was an officer of a famous black regiment, The 52nd Massachusetts. Thomas Brown was the Confederate officer who sold the beloved horse "Traveler" to Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Spring Hill Cemetery Park can be reached from the North end of Morris Street by going right on Piedmont Road and up the ramp over the interstate, then on up to the top of the hill on Farnsworth Drive.

Open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Gates are open dawn to dusk 7 days a week.
Among those interred are Rev. Lewis "Father" Rice, Samuel Starks and Reverend S. R. Bullock.
On the National Register of Historic Places.

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