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Union Cemetery GateUnion Cemetery

Located in downtown Greensboro at the corner of E. Whittington and S. Elm Streets, Union Cemetery is Greensboro's oldest African American cemetery.

Corner of E. Whittington St. and S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27406 

Directions                                                                          
Phone: 336-373-2160
Fax: 336-373-2867

e-mail

Hours of Operation:
Open daily, 8 am until sunset

Features and Amenities:

  • Perpetual care
  • Greensboro Police patrols provided
  • Regulations for monuments and plantings

 What's Happening at Union Cemetery:

Union Cemetery was founded in the 1880's by the congregations of St. James Presbyterian Church, St. Matthews Methodist Church and Providence Baptist Church for the burial of African American residents in Greensboro. A number of years after the final burials, the City took over the maintenance of the cemetery and, in 1993, Union was placed on the National Resgister of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Although closed for burials since the early 1900's, it remains the final resting place for many Greensboro residents and is an important historic site.

City Cemeteries Division is a member of the North Carolina Cemetery Association.

Last updated: 5/16/2014 11:25:09 AM