Newtown Looking Historic

Cemetery On Track For National, State Landmark Registers

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Posted: October 15, 2013

Karen Thomas (right), president of the Northeast Neighborhood Association, and Emmitt Lee, chairman of Newtown Cemetery’s board of trustees, walk through the cemetery on Monday. The pair have been working to get the cemetery on the state and national registers of historic places. (Photo by Nikki Fox)
Emmitt Lee, chairman of Newtown Cemetery’s board of trustees, straightens flowers on Lucy Simms’ grave at the cemetery Monday. An application to place the cemetery on national and state historic landmark registers recently passed an evaluation team’s review.
HARRISONBURG — With every visit to Newtown Cemetery, Karen Thomas marvels in its past and gets excited about its future.

One moment she may be on the lookout for a marker of one of the roughly...


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