On this Sky Watch Friday, we offer a view from inside Green Hill Cemetery. The sky looks as if it is being pierced by the obelisk. The tall monument commemorates the prominent 19th century Greensboro family of Julius A. Gray who incorporated Greensboro's Chamber of Commerce in 1888. This 51-acre, downtown cemetery dates from the end of the 19th century with the oldest burial in the database dating from 1840. Just this year (2009), Friends of Green Hill Cemetery was established to offer history, photos, and tours of this cemetery. One local fan of the cemetery has an extensive website, dubbed The Unofficial Homepage.
Last Tuesday, May 26th, we featured the Gatekeeper's Cottage.
Addendum: On Tuesday, June 9th, 2009, the News & Record featured a front page article on Green Hill Cemetery and its need for repairs and TLC. GDP published an article four days earlier! Are we starting to influence other journalists or was the publication of the article just by chance?