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Code of Virginia
Title 10.1. Conservation
Chapter 22. Historic Resources
10/21/2021

§ 10.1-2211.1. Disbursement of funds appropriated for caring for Revolutionary War cemeteries and graves.

A. At the direction of the Director, the Comptroller of the Commonwealth is instructed and empowered to draw annual warrants upon the State Treasurer from any sums that may be provided in the general appropriation act, in favor of the treasurers of the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (VASSAR) and the Revolutionary War memorial associations caring for cemeteries as set forth in subsection B. Such sums shall be expended by the associations for the routine maintenance of their respective Revolutionary War cemeteries and graves and for the graves of Revolutionary War soldiers and sailors not otherwise cared for in other cemeteries and in erecting and caring for markers, memorials, and monuments to the memory of such soldiers, sailors, and persons rendering service to the Patriot cause in the Revolutionary War. All such associations, through their proper officers, are required after July 1 of each year to submit to the Director a certified statement that the funds disbursed to the association or organization in the preceding fiscal year were or will be expended for the routine maintenance of cemeteries and graves specified in this section and in erecting and caring for markers, memorials, and monuments to the memory of such soldiers, sailors, and persons rendering service to the Patriot cause in the Revolutionary War. If a cemetery association fails to comply with any of the requirements of this section, such association shall be prohibited from receiving moneys allocated under this section for all subsequent fiscal years until the association fully complies with the requirements. No retroactive disbursement of funds for any preceding year shall be made. The Director shall deposit any appropriated funds that are not disbursed during the same fiscal year into the Revolutionary War Cemeteries and Graves Fund created pursuant to § 10.1-2211.1:1.

B. Allocation of appropriations made pursuant to this section shall be based on the number of graves, monuments, and markers as set forth opposite the cemetery name, or as documented by each association multiplied by the rate of $5 or the average actual cost of routine maintenance, whichever is greater, for each grave, monument, or marker in the care of a cemetery association. For the purposes of this section, the "average actual cost of care" shall be determined by the Department in a biennial survey of at least four properly maintained cemeteries, each located in a different geographical region of the Commonwealth.

aIN THE COUNTIES OF:NUMBER:
bAmherst
c

St. Matthews Episcopal Church

3
dAugusta
e

Bethel Presbyterian Church

33
f

Glebe Burying Ground

11
g

Mossy Creek Cemetery

6
h

Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church

44
i

Hebron Presbyterian Church

6
j

Old Providence Presbyterian Church

20
k

Rocky Spring Presbyterian Church

4
l

St. John's Reformed Lutheran Church

4
m

St. Peter's Lutheran Church

3
n

Tinkling Springs Presbyterian Church

13
o

Trinity Lutheran Church

8
pBotetourt
q

Fincastle Presbyterian Church

28
rCampbell
s

Callaway-Steptoe Cemetery

4
t

Cobbs Hall Farm

3
u

Concord Presbyterian Church

4
v

Family Cemetery at Avoca

3
w

Mount Airy Family Cemetery

3
x

Haden Family Cemetery on Phillips Farm

3
y

Hat Creek Presbyterian Church

3
zClarke
aa

Old Chapel Churchyard

3
abCulpeper
ac

Culpeper Cemetery

3
ad


Masonic Cemetery


3
aeDinwiddie
af

Sweden Plantation

3
agFloyd
ah

Pine Creek Cemetery

4
aiFranklin
aj

Tanyard-Benard-Hill Cemetery

3
akGreenesville
al

Robinson Family Cemetery

3
amHalifax
an

Terry Family Cemetery

5
aoHanover
ap

Spring Grove Cemetery

5
aqHenry
ar

Leatherwood Plantation

5
asLoudoun
at

Ketoctin Cemetery

7
auLouisa
av

Little River Baptist Church

3
awNelson
ax

Cub Creek Road Cemetery

10
ayPage
az

Printz Family Cemetery

3
baPittsylvania
bb

Buckler Family Cemetery

3
bcRoanoke
bd

Walton Family Cemetery

3
beRockingham
bf

Dayton Cemetery

3
bg

Old Peaked Mountain Church

30
bhRussell
bi

Soloman Litton Hollow Cemetery

4
bjShenandoah
bk

St. Mary's Lutheran Church

7
blTazewell
bm

Thompson Family Cemetery

4
bnWashington
bo

Green Spring Church

6
bp

Sinking Spring Cemetery

9
bqWythe
br

St. John's Lutheran Church

5
bs

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

4
btIN THE CITIES OF:
buAlexandria
bv

Christ Church Cemetery

8
bw

Old Presbyterian Meeting House

43
bxFairfax
by

Fairfax City Cemetery

3
bz

Pohick Church Cemetery

3
ca

Washington Family Tomb

3
cbFredericksburg
cc

Fredericksburg Cemetery

5
cd


Masonic Cemetery


6
ce

St. George's Episcopal Church

3
cfLexington
cg

Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery

19
ch

Washington and Lee University

3
ciLynchburg
cj

Old City Cemetery

3
ckNewport News
cl

Warwick Burial Ground

3
cmNorfolk
cn

St. Paul's Cemetery

3
coPortsmouth
cp

Cedar Grove

4
cq


Trinity Episcopal Church


5
crRichmond
cs

Hollywood Cemetery

4
ct

Shockoe Hill Cemetery

8
cu

St. John's Episcopal Church

4
cvRockbridge
cw

Falling Spring Presbyterian Church

6
cx

High Bridge Presbyterian Church

3
cy

New Providence Presbyterian Church

16
cz

Timber Ridge Cemetery

9
daStaunton
db


Trinity Episcopal Church


17
dcWilliamsburg
dd

Bruton Parish Church

4
deWinchester
df

Mount Hebron Cemetery

31
dg

Old Opequon Presbyterian Church

10

C. In addition to any sums that may be provided in favor of the associations as set forth in subsection B, the Director shall disburse funds at the same rate to VASSAR to fund its maintenance of no more than 6,000 additional Revolutionary War graves in the Commonwealth, as documented and certified by VASSAR and set forth in a list submitted annually to the Director.

D. Any of the associations and societies set forth in subsection B or C may apply to the Director for grants to perform extraordinary maintenance, renovation, repair, or reconstruction of any of their respective Revolutionary War cemeteries and graves and to erect and care for markers, memorials, and monuments to the memory of such soldiers, sailors, and persons rendering service to the Patriot cause in the Revolutionary War. These grants shall be made from any appropriation made available by the General Assembly for such purpose or from the Revolutionary War Cemeteries and Graves Fund created pursuant to § 10.1-2211.1:1. In making such grants, the Director shall give full consideration to the assistance available from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or other agencies, except in those instances where such assistance is deemed by the Director to be detrimental to the historical, artistic, or architectural significance of the site.

E. Local matching funds shall not be required for grants made pursuant to this section.

2002, c. 256; 2007, c. 349; 2018, cc. 639, 641.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.