• Historic Cemeteries Highlighted in Joel Lane Museum House Lecture

    Emily Grant, with Raleigh City Cemeteries Preservation, recently presented “Historic Cemeteries and Our Heritage,” as part of the Joel Lane Museum House lecture series. Ms. Grant provided an overview of Raleigh’s historic cemeteries, the importance of these sacred spaces, stories about the city’s past, and the work being done by Raleigh City Cemeteries Preservation, Inc. […]

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  • New Links to Aid Research of African-Americans in Raleigh City Cemetery and Mt. Hope

    RCCP has added two wonderful tools for researchers. Betsy Shaw has compiled a list of the African-American’s interred at City Cemetery. You can download that file by clicking here. The link can always be found on the main City Cemetery page. The searchable Mt. Hope GIS Database is available by clicking here. The database can be search […]

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  • Annual Labor Day Tour of Raleigh City Cemetery

    RCCP Members and the Public are invited to tour Raleigh’s City Cemetery founded in 1798. John George will lead the tour and share stories of Raleigh’s early citizens who rest here.   Tour begins Monday, September 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the East Street Gate.   ***Rain Date is September 10, 2016 at 10:00 […]

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  • O’Rorke Catholic Cemetery Walking Tour Map

    We have a beautiful new walking tour map for O’Rorke Catholic Cemetery. It features information on some of  the notable people who are buried here along with a history of the site and photographs of headstones. Click this link to download and print a copy: O’Rorke Catholic Cemetery Walking Tour Map

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  • 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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