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Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston

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#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Charleston
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Spring Hill Cemetery Historic District is a national historic district located at Charleston, West Virginia. The district is a 172acre site located on a series of tree shaded and landscaped hills overlooking central Charleston and includes the following cemeteries: Spring Hill Cemetery (established 1869), Mountain View Cemetery, B'nai Israel Cemetery, Lowenstein Cemetery, and Mount Olivet Cemetery. It is West Virginia's largest cemetery complex. The district features Spring Hill Mausoleum, a stone faced reinforced concrete structure constructed in 1910. It includes the graves of West Virginia Governors William A. MacCorkle (1857-1930) and George W. Atkinson (1845-1925).
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
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  • Sitting on an overlook of the State Capitol and general area. History Bluffs will enjoy. Roads were pretty good as it shows good upkeep, map was easy to follow. Pass some time and enjoy the quiet and....  more »
  • Like so many historic cemeteries in America, Spring Hill is not just a goodbye to the dearly departed, it also serves as a quiet and peaceful park, large enough to take a serious stroll and get lost.....  more »
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  • The Spring Hill Cemetery is the largest and most historical in Kanawha County. It's more than a cemetery however, which reflects it's new name "Spring Hill Memorial Park". Most of Charlestons founders are buried there, along with pioneers from across the county.
  • Usually very nicely maintained. The visit in late August 2016 found that much of the cemetery had not been mowed. Talking with mowing staff, I discovered that only 4 of the 20 plus normal crew was working. Everyone else had quit. Sad. Still, though, I believe the City will get things in order and not let this beautiful place deteriorate.

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