About Historyland Memorial Park
Although most of the cemeteries in the greater Fredericksburg area are corporately owned, Historyland is family owned and operated and focused on the families that we serve. Unfortunately, in recent years, a trend has occurred in the cemetery world similar to one that has occurred in other industries. Most local banks, funeral homes and insurance agencies have been gobbled up by big corporate entities and publicly traded companies. In the Richmond market, all of the public cemeteries have been bought out by large corporations (Service Corporation International “Dignity”) which have created a monopoly. The same dilemma exists in our area. In the Fredericksburg area, all three of the public cemeteries (Oak Hill Cemetery, Sunset Memorial Gardens and Laurel Hill Memorial Park) are owned by the same conglomerate, StoneMor. These large consolidators are publicly traded corporations and have to answer to a Board of Directors and Stockholders. That is why corporately owned cemeteries are traditionally more expensive than independently/family owned cemeteries. Depending on the locality and type of burial plot/merchandise, Historyland Memorial Park is oftentimes half the cost of these larger corporate cemeteries. If your family is looking for reasonably priced casket and cremation burial options; you might want to investigate our Family Owned and Operated cemetery.
Historyland Memorial Park is a “Perpetual Care” cemetery located on James Madison Parkway (US 301) in King George, Virginia. Chartered in 1968, Historyland is located in the historic Northern Neck of Virginia and derives its name from the rich history of King George and Westomoreland Counties. The cemetery has had several owners during the past 50 years and was most recently purchased in July of 2017 by local funeral home owner, David Storke. Storke owns three funeral homes in the area and Historyland is immediately adjacent to the King George Chapel of Storke Funeral Home, formerly known as Nash and Slaw Funeral Home.
David Storke has over 30 years of funeral home and cemetery management experience. For the past 20 years, he has supervised/managed two “not for profit” cemeteries in Bowling Green, Virginia. Lakewood Cemetery and Greenlawn Cemetery primarily serve the Town of Bowling Green and Caroline County.
Cindy Kimbro also has over 30 years of service and manages the cemetery maintenance and grounds keeping crew.
Val Foulds, who has an extensive background in the banking industry and municipal government, recently joined the Historyland team as Cemetery Counselor and will assist families with burial plots and marker sales, both pre-need and at-need.
Our Funeral Home
Although the burials in our cemetery are handled by many different funeral homes from the surrounding area, many families appreciate the convenience of having our “sister” funeral home immediately next door. Storke Funeral Home, Nash and Slaw Chapel, (www.storkefuneralhome.com) is adjacent to Historyland Memorial Park. At a time of loss, the convenience of having the place of burial and the place of the service together sometimes makes the experience easier for the family and friends attending. Also, the proximity of the funeral home and cemetery offers families a savings in cost of services. Several interments each year occur from neighboring Maryland and we offer Licensed Virginia Funeral Directors to assist in these services.