VDOT to Preserve Cemetery Found in Path of Western Bypass

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The Virginia Department of Transportation will redesign part of the planned Charlottesville Western Bypass to preserve a historic African-American family cemetery.
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1 - 9 of 9 Comments Last updated Mar 29, 2013
GoodStuff

Waynesboro, VA

#2 Mar 27, 2013
Thank goodness they got that one resolved quickly. Lets get this baby built!
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#3 Mar 27, 2013
Rick James wrote:
As if these dead people care where the road is going.. Cemeteries take up too much space in this country (like golf courses). People should be cremated and sent home in an urn...
You must not have a single relative buried in a cemetery. I agree about cremation, but not about the golf courses.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Mar 27, 2013
I dunno, if it were me, I'd take up the offer to moved far away to a nice quiet place, rather than listen to traffic for all eternity.
Penny Pincher

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Mar 27, 2013
Just how much is this "change" going to cost the taxpapers now?
None of the living family members cared enough to care for the plots.... if this were a white family cemetary bet the change would not have happened!!
I say, let dead dog lay.
Zachary Reid

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Mar 28, 2013
dumb, dumb, dumb...but do whatever you have to in order to build that road...they should have just never said a word about finding the graves...no one knew they were there
Pissed

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Mar 28, 2013
At least VDOT has respect for people, dead or alive.....
Kim Perkins

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Mar 29, 2013
This land that the cemetary is located on belonged to me and before that my parents and even before that my grandparents. VDOT KNEW about it 14 years ago when I was negotiating with them about my home and property that they acquired.
With no disrespect to that family but in my lifetime there has never been anyone to it to visit. Someone in the family was actually told about it years ago and that they could see it (before I built a house in front of it) and they never came to see it. It is hard to believe that VDOT will disrupt families and make them leave their homes but people who have been buried for years they will make an exception and leave them alone. We were told they would simply move the cemetary. It is a shame that we were made to leave when it sounds like now they did not need to take my home. So - if I had been dead and buried there I wouldn't have had to move, RIGHT????

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#9 Mar 29, 2013
Kim Perkins wrote:
This land that the cemetary is located on belonged to me and before that my parents and even before that my grandparents. VDOT KNEW about it 14 years ago when I was negotiating with them about my home and property that they acquired.
With no disrespect to that family but in my lifetime there has never been anyone to it to visit. Someone in the family was actually told about it years ago and that they could see it (before I built a house in front of it) and they never came to see it. It is hard to believe that VDOT will disrupt families and make them leave their homes but people who have been buried for years they will make an exception and leave them alone. We were told they would simply move the cemetary. It is a shame that we were made to leave when it sounds like now they did not need to take my home. So - if I had been dead and buried there I wouldn't have had to move, RIGHT????
Now,now Kim. Don't you know the rules are different when there are minorities involved?
kim

United States

#10 Mar 29, 2013
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text>Now,now Kim. Don't you know the rules are different when there are minorities involved?
I thought of that , but it felt good for my peace of mind to say what I thought.

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