Union Cemetery (Greensboro, North Carolina)

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Union Cemetery
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Union Cemetery, September 2012
Union Cemetery (Greensboro, North Carolina) is located in North Carolina
Union Cemetery (Greensboro, North Carolina)
Union Cemetery (Greensboro, North Carolina) is located in the United States
Union Cemetery (Greensboro, North Carolina)
Location900 blook S. Elm St., Greensboro, North Carolina
Coordinates36°3′31″N 79°47′29″W / 36.05861°N 79.79139°W / 36.05861; -79.79139Coordinates: 36°3′31″N 79°47′29″W / 36.05861°N 79.79139°W / 36.05861; -79.79139
Area4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built1882 (1882)
MPSGreensboro MPS
NRHP reference #93001142[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 21, 1993

Union Cemetery, also known as South Elm Street Cemetery, is a historic cemetery located at Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina. The cemetery for African-Americans was established in 1882. Union retains 97 gravemarkers with death dates from 1882 to 1940. The majority of the markers date between 1901 and 1917, when the city of Greensboro closed the cemetery.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Kaye Graybeal (March 1993). "Union Cemetery" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-12-01.