Riverview Cemetery

Riverview3Riverview Cemetery:

Dedication Ceremony for Phase One

Join us for the Dedication Ceremony of Phase One of the Riverview Cemetery Restoration Project, on Friday, November 6, 2015, 2pm.  

The dedication ceremony will take place at the Riverview Cemetery Entrance on Juliana Street.  A reception will follow the Ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church,  1341 Juliana Street, Parkersburg, WV.

The 19th century Riverview Cemetery, located at 13th and Juliana Streets in Parkersburg, WV, was originally on the Cook Farm, established in 1795 by Captain Joseph Cook, one of the earliest settlers of what eventually became Parkersburg.

Several important figures in West Virginia history, including former Governors, are buried at the Cemetery.

IMG_0377The Julia-Ann Square Association is working to preserve the Cemetery, located on the edge of the District, intending to restore the fencing and repair tombstones at the cemetery, among other projects.  To date, the District has funded a new gate and section of fencing, and is seeking funding to replace the remainder of the fencing with historically appropriate fencing.