Welcome to Our Website!!!
Homer D. Musselman
The Stafford County Cemetery Committee is sad to report that a founding member of our organization, and a true friend, passed away on November 25, 2011. I first met Homer in 1990 when I was asked to go along with members of the Stafford County Cemetery Committee on a tour of a few of the county’s forgotten cemeteries. The dedication of Homer, and this group, led to my involvement with the committee.
Homer authored several books concerning Stafford County history. One, Stafford County Virginia, Veterans and Cemeteries has been the basis for the Cemetery Committee’s work in recording and surveying Stafford’s cemeteries. Without this book and the early work of Homer and those founding members, the current Cemetery Committee would be at a loss.
Homer’s quiet resolve and support of Stafford’s cultural history will be truly missed. Thank you Homer, for all that you have done.
Anita Dodd, Chair
Stafford County Cemetery Committee
ABOUT THE SCCC
The Stafford County Cemetery Committee is dedicated to the preservation of Stafford’s cemeteries. This includes gathering information by surveying cemeteries in the field and archival research. We are more than happy to share our information with individuals searching for their relatives and help in providing the location of cemeteries for family members.
Our website is a work in progress, and probably always will be. As we gather information about Stafford’s cemeteries, we add that information to our website. This includes a list of cemeteries that have been identified as well as the individuals in each cemetery. Some of the listings in our inventory are more complete than others. We have about 450 identified cemeteries in Stafford and are adding to that list all the time. So you can see that we will always be updating our website. Over time we hope to add photographs and individual inscriptions to our inventory as well. In the future we hope to be able to publish our inventory.
We are always interested in hearing from those who have ties to Stafford County, or are just interested in cemeteries. We would be happy to try to answer any questions you have about Stafford’s cemeteries or cemeteries in general, including their maintenance and preservation.
Thank you for visiting us.
Anita Dodd, Chairman
About the SCCC
The Stafford County Cemetery Committee was created in June 1995 and is endorsed by the Board of Supervisors through Resolution R95-332.
The Stafford County Cemetery Committee (SCCC) locates, identifies and documents Stafford County cemeteries. This information is then recorded as part of Stafford County's data base for cultural resources and is provided through this web site. The SCCC routinely returns to cemeteries already identified as a way of monitoring their condition and compiling new information. SCCC members have recorded over 400 cemeteries through their surveying efforts. On a limited basis, the SCCC can provide genealogical information and also help with locating Stafford's family cemeteries.
People who have never visited or tried to find old rural cemeteries have little concept of the conditions facing a dedicated "cemetery hunter". If you join the SCCC, you will meet more than one who has braved thick brush, trying climbs, backbreaking clearing and lifting, and puzzling efforts to make sense of eroded, misspelled information chiseled into stone up to 200 years old!! We come from all walks of life, our membership has a couple historians, an archaeologist, and some that are just plain old concerned citizens.
But we all have a common thread between us. We are dedicated to honoring, recording, restoring and preserving all cemeteries and burial grounds throughout the county of Stafford.
The public is invited to attend our monthly meetings, held on the third Thursday of every month, at 10:00 A.M. in the Ground Floor Conference Room, Stafford County Courthouse Complex, County Administrative Building.
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