3300 North Market Street • Wilmington, Delaware 19802

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

R I V E R V I E W   C E M E T E R Y  i n  t h e  N E W S

The press has given Riverview Cemetery exposure in bad times and good times. The stories have unfolded one chapter at a time. The situation at Riverview Cemetery can happen to any cemetery. Likewise, the positive impact of volunteers can also happen at other cemeteries. We hope the Riverview Cemetery story inspires the    

public to think about the vulnerability of cemeteries and the resources needed to properly maintain them for future generations. Please take the next step and get involved at your favorite cemetery! Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery will continue to welcome your volunteer efforts.

When you click on the date you will be able to view a pdf of the Riverview Cemetery news story that ran
in the News Journal, Wilmington, DE

2 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 1

Residents scramble to save cemetery
July 23, 2000

Lawmaker's plan holds cemeteries accountable
February 2, 2001

An oversight office to monitor the
tate's cemeteries is overdue
March 18, 2001

Riverview Cemetery ceases operations
April 19, 2001

Book will recall those buried in Riverview

July 11, 2001

No peace found at city burial ground
November 20, 2000

Casket search goes on
February 11, 2001

Widow files lawsuit over lost remains
June 12, 2001

Overdue cleanup at cemetery begins
July 4, 2001

Riverview cemetery cases delayed until fall
July 24, 2001

Cemetery owners charged
February 1, 2001

Riverview fails to find remains of husband
March 16, 2001

Unsafe and unsanitary Riverview Cemetery
should be cleaned up

June 25, 2001

Cooperation was key to finally cleaning up
Riverview Cemetery

July 6, 2001

Inmates clean city cemetery
September 14, 2001

2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 5

Sale of Riverview sought
January 14, 2002

Cemetery has untold tales to tell
July 17, 2002

Cemetery named in lawsuit
November 30, 2002

New book tells the tales behind the tombstones
September 12, 2005

Judge allows cemetery to be
declared abandoned

February 2, 2002

Excavation yields only heartache
October 2, 2002

Family seeks decent burial for ancestors
March 19, 2003

Cemetery investigation continues
September 19, 2005

Inmates clean up cemetery
May 2, 2002

Riverview vandalism continues
November 12, 2002

Family continues search for body
March 29, 2003