Corner of E. Whittington and S. Elm streets,
Greensboro, NC 27406
Hours of Operation:
Open daily, 8 am until sunset
Features and Amenities:
- Cemetery was established in 1880
- Located in downtown Greensboro, at the corner of E. Whittington and S. Elm streets
- Greensboro Police patrols provided
What's Happening at Union Cemetery:
- Union Cemetery is Greensboro's oldest African American cemetery. It was founded in the 1880s by the congregations of St. James Presbyterian Church, St. Matthews Methodist Church and Providence Baptist Church for the burial of black citizens in Greensboro. In 1993, the cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Although burials have not taken place in the cemetery since the early 1900s, it remains the final resting place of many Greensboro residents and an important historic site.
City Cemeteries Division is a member of the North Carolina Cemetery Association. For more information, contact the City Cemeteries Division at 336-373-2160.