Florence at Limestrong

Survey Details

Classification: Family
Status: Maintained
Condition: Good
Approx. Size: 100 X 250 feet
Approximate Number of Burials: 25 to 150
Markers: Tombstone, Fieldstone, Unmarked
Surveyed By: Ron Turner & Jim Florence - 1997, 2001
Latitude / Longitude: 38.71557, -77.46222

Site Visits

Visited by: Date: Comments:
Ron Turner & Jim Florence 1997, 2001 A small part of the cemetery was fenced in the last 20 years and a new marker for Flourence/Florance/Florence family installed. The only commercially made tombstone appears to be the one of Jane H. wife of Alfred Florence born Sept. 26, 1807, died Mar 25, 1887. This cemetery may be one of the oldest in Prince William County and could date to the mid 1700’s
David Cuff Oct. 20, 2018 The cemetery is in good condition. It's fairly remote even though it's near a busy traffic intersection. Bill Olson has been working with VDOT to allow access to the cemetery. An Eagle Scout project is planned.
Logan Wightman Nov 25th, 2018 Nov 25th, 2018 Eagle Scout Candidate, Logan Wightman (Troop Unit 1361) created a path to the cemetery. It is relatively strait, and is marked with arrows on sturdy posts. The path is 400' and on a gradual upward slope.

The Eagle Project cleared most of the downed limbs and tree in the cemetery and all that had fallen on the cemetery fence. One large oak that fell across the one side of the wrought iron fence was removed before the Eagle Project with the Help of Eric Oliver, using chain saws and log roller. The wrought Iron Fence is damaged, and may be repaired with expert help. The fence was made by the Stewart Iron Works, which was formed in the 1800s in Cincinnati Ohio, but now is in Elanger Kentucky. The started placing a medallion on their fences in about 1900. The medallion was found on the ground during the Eagle Project. This medallion is still used by the company. It will be re-attached to the wrought Iron fence at the cemetery.


Images taken Oct. 20, 2018