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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 12:40 pm | Updated: 9:33 pm, Mon Aug 18, 2014.

As it turns out, the 110-acre site slated for Prince William County’s 12th high school can accommodate a small family cemetery after all – or at least what’s left of it.

During a special meeting Monday night, the Prince William County School Board was presented with three proposals for reinterring the remains of 11 grave sites school officials said had to be exhumed and relocated to make way for a football stadium for the yet-to-be-built high school, set to open in the fall of 2016 near the intersection of Va. 234 and Hoadly Road.

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6 comments:

  • SuziQ posted at 7:54 am on Thu, Dec 19, 2013.

    SuziQ Posts: 2

    My apologies to Paul, I misread your comments.

     
  • SuziQ posted at 7:51 am on Thu, Dec 19, 2013.

    SuziQ Posts: 2

    With all due respect to both of you, this is not entirely accurate. I have been friends with Carolyn Lynn since 1993 and she has worked tirelessly for years and years as a genealogist trying to locate and tend to these cemeteries. I spent many a Saturday with her driving around the county trying to locate them. We found one in someone's front yard and she still goes and maintains it regularly. She knew this very large parcel of land belonged to them but had no information on this set of graves. If you are sick of hearing of it, I get that, but please don't assume that people just came out of the woodwork and didn't care before now. Cal is the only family member listed that I know personally but feel free to search online and see the amount of work she's published on the Lynn family and on PWC genealogy in general. Even that won't tell you the amount of her own time she's spent at meetings, helping others do work, transcribing records, indexing records and teaching that she's done as well.

     
  • jeaniebeanie posted at 11:07 pm on Tue, Dec 17, 2013.

    jeaniebeanie Posts: 28

    I am so sick of hearing about this school.

     
  • Paul Miller posted at 9:15 pm on Tue, Dec 17, 2013.

    Paul Miller Posts: 331

    Good question. They may not have known the exact location of the property, or even whether the old markers were still there. I remember reading the graves were found in overgrowth.

     
  • InPWCsince69 posted at 6:25 pm on Tue, Dec 17, 2013.

    InPWCsince69 Posts: 146

    I agree with you Paul...plus it would be a great teaching tool as the family states. Which brings up another question, why now has a boatload of family members crawled out of the woodwork? They didn't seem to give a hoot before, but surely someone knew that there was a grave site on the "ol' homestead"!

     
  • Paul Miller posted at 5:22 pm on Tue, Dec 17, 2013.

    Paul Miller Posts: 331

    Something I don't get is how can the design be so locked down that it would cost millions to make any changes... when supposedly the final decision on the extravagant pool(s) hasn't even been made yet?