Lynn Rainville is getting some national attention for her new website about area cemeteries, thanks to an Associated Press story that hit the wires this morning. Her website, African-American Cemeteries in Albemarle and Amherst County, has detailed records about all 29 historically black cemeteries in the two counties. For example, the record for Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Ivy lists 21 markers and 17 individuals, features photos of every marker and text transcripts of the fading words carved into the stone.
Lynn also runs a new blog, LoCoHistory, dedicated to the history of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.