Edgar Allan Poe and his Editor, Thomas Willis White
White is buried at St. John's. So is Poe's Mother.
More real life characters from our cemetery.
Poe, Surgeon James McClurg, Eliza Poe, George Wythe and his murdering nephew, and a Civil War soldier, searching for Elizabeth Van Lew
Eliza Poe tells her story near her grave in the cemetery
Edgar was only 2 when she died in Richmond in December 1811.
She was a well known and lovely actress.
Edward Carrington heard Patrick Henry's speech from outside this window. He asked to be buried there.. and he was!
George Wythe, a famous jurist and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was buried here.
He was murdered by his scoundrel nephew!
The nephew tells his tale.
Daniel McDermott, a young lad from Ireland, tells his tale of woe.
A visitor tests the size of the coffin near the Visitor Center.
The mission of St. John's Church Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is to ensure the historic preservation of St. John’s Church, a National Historic Landmark in recognition as the original location of Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” speech, and to provide educational programs, tours and reenactments.