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North Carolina: The Story of Pinewood and Elmwood Cemeteries

  • Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery 700 West 6th Street Charlotte, NC, 28202 United States (map)

This walking tour will touch on local racial segregation in the Jim Crow era (how Elmwood was created for whites and Pinewood was created for blacks), the Civil War (and participants buried in Elmwood), the influenza epidemic of 1918, the historical significance of about two dozen people buried there, burial customs of the 19th century, present-day care of old grave markers, old cemeteries as a tool for genealogy research, at least one murder, several tragic deaths, and several scandals.This walk will be led by Lynn Weis of the Fourth Ward neighborhood. Registration is required for this walk. Due to its popularity, this walk is full. 

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Event Start/End: Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery, 700 West 6th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Host: Lynn Weis


Theme: walking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, seniors, children.

Registration: This walk is limited to 5 attendees so registration is required to reserve your spot. To register, please visit

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