Family Cemetery in Direct Path of Rou...

Family Cemetery in Direct Path of Route 29 Western Bypass

There are 30 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jan 28, 2013, titled Family Cemetery in Direct Path of Route 29 Western Bypass. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Preparations for the Western Bypass have uncovered an African-American family cemetery.

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Sawdust

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Jan 31, 2013
So we can move the road for the CASPCA pet cenetery, but can't do the same for the Sammons Family burial plot...now folks that's just not right.
me please

Waynesboro, VA

#23 Jan 31, 2013
My family burial ground was moved many years ago when I was a child to make way for a civic improvement. Now as an older person with an interest in my family's history I have no idea where they are buried. I also want the new bypass but it seems there must be some way that VDOT can build the road but leave that sacred ground intact. Please know, Sammons family, that there are people in the area who know exactly how you feel and hope you are able to hold on to this piece of your history!
Parent

Purcellville, VA

#24 Jan 31, 2013
Ken B wrote:
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Another non local voicing thier opinion over something they know nothing about. How about y'all take the $240 million for this bypass and put it to good use in Northern VA??
You are wrong again. The computer chose Warrenton. Not me. I am probably more local than you. Family has been here over 200 years.
Cvillian

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Jan 31, 2013
Wise One wrote:
All VDOT HAVE got to do is take out the center trees from WalMart bridge to Target road lanes and put new lanes from the bridge to Target and that would slove the problem and save LOTS OF MONEY. Make it the same lanes all the way and stop the pale up from the bridge to Target. Come on VDOT because when you go from a 3 or 4 lane highway to a two lane what's going to happen? The BY PASS IS NOT THE ANSWER. Make the road wider and slove everything. Get with the program and get the JOB done that should have been done when the other lanes went in. Big mastake on VDOT'S part in the past. Make it right and save LOTS OF MONEY and a whole lot safer. GET-R-DONE.
Oh Dear, you don't know where the by pass will be, do you? It starts at 250 where the Sandfridge exit is now and ends on 29 just south of Forest Lakes South. It doesn't go to Target.
Fools Gold

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Jan 31, 2013
Don't move the cemetary. Pave over it. Whats the difference if you are 6 ft under dirt or 6 ft under dirt plus 6 inches of asphalt?
Fools Gold

Charlottesville, VA

#28 Jan 31, 2013
Cvillian wrote:
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Oh Dear, you don't know where the by pass will be, do you? It starts at 250 where the Sandfridge exit is now and ends on 29 just south of Forest Lakes South. It doesn't go to Target.
What a stupid route. It needs to end at or north of Airport Rd.
Fools Gold

Charlottesville, VA

#29 Jan 31, 2013
Wise One wrote:
All VDOT HAVE got to do is take out the center trees from WalMart bridge to Target road lanes and put new lanes from the bridge to Target and that would slove the problem and save LOTS OF MONEY. Make it the same lanes all the way and stop the pale up from the bridge to Target. Come on VDOT because when you go from a 3 or 4 lane highway to a two lane what's going to happen? The BY PASS IS NOT THE ANSWER. Make the road wider and slove everything. Get with the program and get the JOB done that should have been done when the other lanes went in. Big mastake on VDOT'S part in the past. Make it right and save LOTS OF MONEY and a whole lot safer. GET-R-DONE.
4 lanes all the way to Madison County line YESTERDAY!!!!
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#30 Jan 31, 2013
Frigem, pave right over the top of em, I won't care, nor will anyone else.
Ohhhh2

Washington, DC

#31 Jan 31, 2013
Intelligence wrote:
Whose family is it and are their decendents still living in this area?
Thomas Jefferson's in-laws- yes members of the family still live in the area.
thinking free

Esmont, VA

#32 Jan 31, 2013
Fools Gold wrote:
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What a stupid route. It needs to end at or north of Airport Rd.
It needs to end north of Madison Town and begin at the 29/64 Interchange!

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