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Transcend Paranormal: Evergreen Cemetery

Intended as a burial ground for Richmond’s black aristocracy, Evergreen Cemetery dates back to 1891. Evergreen was created as the ‘counterpart’ to Hollywood Cemetery, equal in beauty. Evergreen Cemetery is located in the East End area of Richmond, Virginia. The original organization resposible for the cemetery, the Evergreen Cemetery Association, failed to include upkeep costs in its yearly budget. In 1970, the cemetery was sold to Metropolitan Memorial Services, which soon went bankrupt. The cemetery now in major dispair was then sold to a group of black funeral-home directors, whom purchased the cemetery in an auction. Evergreen’s majority owner is Isaiah Entzminger of UK Corp. Prominent Richmonders such as Maggie L. Walker and John Mitchell Jr., along with over 5,000 other Virginians are buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Today, Evergreen Cemetery is in a deteriorating condition. Kudzu and woods choke the cemetery. A masoleum on the property has been broken into, and one can view open caskets and skeletal remains through the hole. Organizations have formed to assist in the clean-up of Evergreen Cemetery with lacking funds.

Evergreen Cemetery is tucked away on Evergreen Cemetery off of East Richmond Road.

The following list includes the date(s) on which we investigated the Church Hill Train Tunnel entrances, as well as links to various data that we collected while there.

Investigation Dates
– (10/28/2010, 11/1/2010, 11/2/2010)
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