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Contacts:

Terry Price and Suzanne Edwards

History/Background

Richardson Cemetery represents a unique glimpse at biracial burials in the context of rural nineteenth century. The cemetery contains various stylistic qualities relating to past Afro-American culture. Although the black and white sections of Richardson Cemetery exist side-by-side, fencing and curbing techniques in the white section contrast significantly to the mounding and scraping practices that dominate the black section's landscape. Most of the antebellum white graves in the cemetery have distinctive Gothic pointed headstones.