connecting the past with the future
The Dixonville-Lincoln Memorial will connect Salisbury's past with its present and future. This concept plan grew from a collective desire to pay tribute to the individuals who were buried at the Dixonville Cemetery, to interpret the history of the Dixonville-Lincoln area and to educate and inspire future generations of Salisbury residents.
news articles, milestones and events
Ground penetrating Radar (GPR) study completed! The GPR study reveals where ground disturbances are located throughout the site and is our first step on our way to constucting a memorial walk along Old Concord Rd, to welcome visitors to Dixonville Cemetery and Lincoln Park.
the story of our predecessors
Dixonville Cemetery is one of the city's oldest African-American cemeteries.
Located at 210 Old Concord Road, the cemetery was deeded to the City of Salisbury in 1874 and closed in the 1960s.
Over 450 interments have been documented since 1914 with the oldest burial confirmed by an extant headstone dated 1851.
honor Salisbury's African-American heritage
Dixonville Cemetery is an important city landmark in the East End neighborhood razed by urban renewal in the 1960s. Through the efforts of neighborhood advocates and cemetery preservationists, the site was enhanced in 2009 by streetscaping and a roadside historical marker. The installation of a memorial will honor and recognize Salisbury's African-American residents who were interred in the cemetery, provide a record of their names, and will help to revitalize and restore the area. A local citizen advisory panel developed the project with design assistance from North Carolina A&T State University - Landscape Architecture program.
Streetscaping and historical marker added in 2009
Dixonville Cemetery historical marker
Mary Valentine Died Oct. 11. 1851
Julia C. Wife of __ Aged 28 Yrs
Goler Mitchell Died Nov. 16. 1911 Aged 12 Years
Lucretia Jones wife of Leonard Dawley
Mary Elizabeth Jones wife of Eli Moss
Ethel Miller 1892-1956
Lincoln School, est. 1885, the first and only public school in Salisbury for African Americans until 1922
View of Salisbury National Cemetery from Dixonville Cemetery
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