Green Hill Cemetery is located on 51 acres on Wharton Street in downtown Greensboro. It opened opened in 1877, making it the oldest of our city cemeteries. The diversity of flora in the cemetery is impressive; so much so that a local botanist has made a spreadsheet of its hundreds of different trees and plants (here). Between the planting, the irregular spacing of the monuments, and the stone and cement borders marking family plots, upkeep of Green Hill is a daunting task. However, thanks to the volunteer organization, Friends of Green Hill Cemetery, the space is looking more beautiful than ever.
As the above photo hints, Green Hill Cemetery is filled with obelisks. The one above is unique in its ribbed texture. This obelisk is one of the highest in the cemetery; it is part of the plot where members of the Gray family are buried, just down from Julian Price's final resting place. From the small to the tall, we estimate a dozen obelisks in the cemetery. They seem like feats of geometry, with some bases appearing too small to support the height. Somehow, they are still erect.