The Virginia Department of Historic Resources
The Virginia Department of Historic Resources (VDHR) is the State Historic Preservation Office. Their mission is to foster, encourage, and support the stewardship of Virginia's significant historic architectural, archaeological, and cultural resources. All requests for listing on the National Register must go through this office. You can find more information at the following links.
VDHR administers two programs designed to recognize our historic resources and to encourage their continued preservation: the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places. For more information follow this link:
Register Information-Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
The VDHR Blog provides resources relating to Virginia's historic cemeteries, including information on workshops, cemetery preservation, and other resources. To find out more, click on the link below.
VDHR Historic Cemetery Blog
Also, the VDHR provides cemetery preservation information at the following link.
VDHR Cemetery Preservation Page
The Association for Gravestone Studies
The Association for Gravestone Studies promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives, expands public awareness of the significance of historic grave markers, and encourages individuals and groups to record and preserve gravestones.
The Association for Gravestone Studies Homepage
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Historical Society of Washington County
Index of Digital Images of Gravestones
The Historical Society has over 20,000 digitized photographs of individual gravestones in Washington County, Virginia. You can search the index by clicking on the following link:
Digitized Gravestone Image Index Search Page
Or, if you would like to browse the gravestone image index, you can view the entire index formatted as a PDF document by clicking below:
Index of Gravestone Digital Images
To order an image, first identify the associated Picture ID Number for the picture you want and then follow the ordering instructions detailed on the Research page at this link:
HSWCV Research Page