As a non-profit 501(c)( 3) friends group to the City of Raleigh, our goals include:
- Work Plan — We work with the City of Raleigh to achieve work goals set by the strategic plan for all three cemeteries
- Restoration — Restoration and conservation work of individual historic monuments/ stones with assistance from descendants and historic groups
- Membership — Our members support our operations and many projects. All funds go to marketing for the cemeteries or restoration. Please donate and join today!
- Marketing Materials — Walking tour maps to help promote heritage tourism in Raleigh. Our website also has a wealth of information including GIS maps, inventories, stories, and National Register and Local Register nomination documents. Audio tours to be released in future months.
Established in 2006, RCCP’s achievements include:
- City Cemetery – National Register of Historic Places, 2008 — The nomination was achieved for City Cemetery, completed by M. Ruth Little, PhD, of Longleaf Historic Resources
- Mt. Hope Cemetery on National Register of Historic Places, 2009 — The nomination achieved for this 34-acre African American cemetery, completed by Ruth Little
- O’Rorke-Catholic Cemetery, 2010 — Local Raleigh Historic Landmark
- Databases — We have published databases for City Cemetery, Mt. Hope Cemetery and O’Rorke-Catholic Cemetery on this web site for on-line genealogy searches.
- GIS Map of City Cemetery — Check this web site under Cemeteries, City Cemetery to see our GIS map and corresponding database of each grave site with existing markers
- GIS Map of Mt. Hope Cemetery — We now have a GIS map for 1,500 graves in the historic section of Mt. Hope. Check this web site under Cemeteries, Mt. Hope Cemetery to see the map