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


Please help us support these important projects!

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