• Mt. Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

    Please join us for our 7th Annual Mt. Hope Cemetery Walking Tour **Rescheduled due to weather!** Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10 am Meet at the Main Gate, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh  

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  • Congratulations!

    Jane Thurman and her colleagues at KCI received an award for the work they did on the Mt. Hope GIS Database. The database will be available via this website as soon as we raise the funds for the final phase of this project.   If you would like to donate please click the FUNDRAISING tab […]

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  • Raleigh City Cemetery Labor Day Tour

    Raleigh City Cemetery Labor Day Tour  Please join us at the annual Labor Day tour of Raleigh City Cemetery sponsored by the Wake County Historical Society and Raleigh City Cemetery Preservation, Inc. Betsy Shaw, local historian, will lead the tour of selected graves of early Raleigh citizens.  When:  September 7, 2015 Location:    Raleigh City […]

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  • Children of J. T. and S. A. Cole

    News & Observer.  Wednesday, July 6, 1904 “House Burns….Points to Burglary.” J. T. Cole was a spinner at Caraleigh Mills. He and his wife, S. A. Cole and their four children, son Gowan, 14, daughters, Flossie Jane,5; Myrtle, 8; and Minnie Lee, 10 attended the 4th of July fire works at Cameron’s Field on Monday […]

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  • Box Tomb Restored

    The box tomb of Julia Rowan Taylor Busbee has been restored thanks to a generous donation made by the 1789 Questers. Julia Taylor Busbee, April 19, 1828- February 27, 1858, was the first wife of Quenten Busbee. She died at age 29. We know little about her background. However, the portrait of her(shown below), painted by […]

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    Restoration Workshop at City Cemetery

    Restoration Workshop at City Cemetery with Dean Ruedrich was hosted by RCCP. The workshop included a tour of a few of the restoration project we have completed thought the cemetery. Jane Thurman provided an overview of RCCP’s work and offered recommended reading for those interested in cemetery preservation.  David Brown spoke to the group about long-term […]

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  • Whitson Safley Stone

    Whitson Safley

      We were inspired to learn about a young man who is buried at City Cemetery because of his grave stone’s sad state of disrepair, and because of the poignant inscription on the stone. As best as we can tell it says “sacred to the memory of Whitson Safley who was born in Stanly County […]

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    Tornado Damage

    On April 16, 2011 North Carolina experienced the greatest one-day tornado outbreak on record. All three of the city-owned cemeteries suffered damage.  The following article appeared in the Raleigh News and Observer.  

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