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by Cindy Grant
November 15, 2010
From journal Richmond Virginia
September 18, 2006
From journal Historic Richmond-Part 2 The Confederacy
February 12, 2004
Hollywood is a park cemetery, complete with rolling hills, trees and a magnificent view of the James River. And though the most intriguing parts of it date to the late 1800s, it's still an active cemetery. If you have the money, the family ties, or both, there could even be a spot for you there.
Perhaps the oddest of its monuments is the 90-foot stone pyramid constructed in 1869 to honor the Confederate dead buried nearby. Trivia bit: The capstone was put in place by a convict who volunteered for the dangerous job. After doing it, he was pardoned for his efforts.
One of the most intriguing parts of Hollywood is a spot I like to call "Dead Man's Row." It looks almost like a little village of family crypts, all lined up facing the James River.
Hollywood Cemetery is just off the Belvidere St. exit of I-195. Follow the signs.
From journal The Five-Dollar Date
July 29, 2000
From journal A City of History: Museums and Sites