Ware Church Cemetery
“Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him as he told you.” - Mark 16:6-7
The first burial at Ware was that of The Reverend James Clack who at the beginning of his ministry had the vision of a new church for Ware Parish. He lived to see its completion and his grave is just east of the center of the east wall of the church. Ware Church is graced with a cemetery of over a thousand burials or memorials. One can find markers honoring everyday folk, unknown Confederate solders, generals, children, veterans, doctors, the clergy, judges, attorneys and statesmen.
In the early days of the parish parishioners were buried in family cemeteries near their homes. One can find memorial markers dated to the early 1700’s at Ware. They were moved here by the Virginia Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities so they could be preserved. Click to view a map of the APVA section [pdf].
You are invited to review the sections for burials, memorial markers and the cemetery regulations. Cemetery lots are available to members of Ware Episcopal Church through consultation with the Cemetery Committee.
The pages in this section allow you to
- View the names of people memorialized in the cemetery and locate their sites.
- View the inscriptions on the gravestones.
- View a map of the cemetery to help you locate grave sites.
The cemetery is open to the public for respectful visits from 8am to dusk.