HISTORIC ELMWOOD CEMETERY
The first recorded burials at Elmwood Cemetery date back to 1855. Many of Charlotte’s prominent citizens are buried in Elmwood, including the following:
Governor Cameron Morrison
Dr. Annie Alexander, the first female physician in the south
Phillip Lance Van Every, who started Lance, Inc. and was a two-term mayor
John Motley Morehead, U S. senator and congressman
Randolph Scott, movie actor
An array of unique and elaborate headstones and monuments can be found in Elmwood, such as the Severs log cabin, which was carved from one 15-ton piece of granite. The cemetery also offers beautiful views of uptown Charlotte.
HISTORIC 9TH STREET PINEWOOD CEMETERY
The Smith mausoleum in 9th Street Pinewood was built by W.W. Smith, a successful African American architect whose mausoleum characterizes his unique design and style. Also, the Jones mausoleum, which is located a short distance from the Smith mausoleum, was also designed by W.W. Smith.