Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston

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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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  • 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 i...  more »
  • A wonderful place to walk with fantastic view of Charleston. Make certain to keep dogs on leash! Deer are commonly seen.  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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