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Orrick Cemetery Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

250 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 11/1983. Last revised 04/2018.           

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

DATE: 1974 – 2018

EX​TENT: 0.25 linear feet.

FINDING AIDS: An index to names in the cemetery is available in the Archives Reading Room and as a seachable PDF via this link.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Orrick Cemetery Collection contains a listing of gravestone inscriptions from Orrick Cemetery, located on Valley Avenue and Southwerk Street, Winchester, Virginia. It also contains a Certificate of Incorporation, 1922, and annual reports of the State Corporation Commission for 1981, 1983, and 1984. 

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Orrick Cemetery has been used primarily for African-American families. It is named for Robert Orrick, the owner of the land. The cemetery is still in use.

CITE AS: Orrick Cemetery Records, 250 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.


BOX 1 

Certificate of Incorporation of Orrick Cemetery Company (April 13, 1922); 4 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Receipt of Testamentary Trustee for the Estate of John William Brown (September 28, 1951); 2 leaves, printed (photocopy)

State Corporation Commission—Annual Report (May 12, 1981; April 25, 1983; March 1, 1984); 3 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Typescript and index of tombstone inscriptions of Orrick Cemetery, includes dates 1794 through 1983, 40 leaves. The index is available in the Archives Room.

Typescript and computer printout of tombstone inscriptions from Orrick Cemetery, unnumbered

News Clippings

PHOTOGRAPHS: Photographs and other images belonging to this collection may be accessed online through