Charlottesville, Virginia: The Great Seal of Virginia

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University of Virginia Cemetery

Address:
McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA
Directions:
University of Virginia Cemetery, NE corner of Alderman Road and McCormick Rd., west of Business 29/South Emmett Street.
Hours:
Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Seal, UVA mascot.

The Great Seal of Virginia

"Seal" was the University of Virginia's beloved dog mascot, and was buried with honors (and a headstone) in the campus cemetery.

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Graves of Beta and Seal.

The Great Seal of Virginia

A little hard to find. The gravestones are near the south edge of the cemetery property, to the right of the brick wall as you approach the cemetery from the circular drive.

[Ed Gomboz, 06/11/2021]
Seal the Mascot

I have a possible addition to your Pet Cemetery tour. One of the most staid institutions of higher education in the US, the University of Virginia, has buried an old mascot in its cemetery in Charlottesville, Virginia. Both his life and funeral are described in Virginius Dabney's "University of Virginia." Seal once urinated on an opposing cheerleader's megaphone during a football game.

[Joshua Sharf, 06/19/1997]

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Camera Heritage Museum: Thousands of Cameras, Staunton, VA - 31 mi.

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