Within the midst of a largely developed landscape of modern neighborhoods, crowded highways, parking lots, office buildings and retail plazas, there lie numerous markers of the communities and families who called this county home for two and half centuries. There are more than 422 cemeteries scattered across the county, some hidden in forests, others within housing subdivisions, still others adjacent to shopping malls and big box stores.
Historic Prince William maintains an active program to identify, research, restore and preserve historic cemeteries in the county. We offer a map of historic cemeteries and a database compiled from previous survey and research efforts by local historians like Ron Turner, who led a pioneering effort to document historic cemeteries and create an online historical archive.
In addition, we work with volunteers, Eagle Scouts and others to help restore abandoned cemeteries.
View the map of cemeteries in Prince William County or click on the name of an individual cemetery below to learn more about it. If you are interested in helping preserve local historic sites, please email David.
Bold text indicates an updated page with pictures on this website. Other links point to Ron Turner's original survey document on his website.