Union CemeteryUnion Cemetery Gate

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

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 1880s 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 1900s, 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.