Margaret Lane Cemetery c.1885

About Margaret Lane Cemetery c.1885

Margaret Lane Cemetery, sometimes called the Old Slave Cemetery, first appears in written record in 1885. After the Civil War, the site continued as an African-American cemetery.

In 1987, the town restored Margaret Lane Cemetery. On December 4, 2010, a brick monument, designed to preserve three headstones from unknown grave sites at the cemetery, was unveiled during an official ceremony.

Visit the site for more information and history. Open to the public dawn to dusk.



W. Margaret Lane and Occoneechee St.
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919.732.1270


Open dawn to dusk daily
Monday - Sunday
7:00AM - 7:00PM