Behind a wood fence and through an open gate in a corner of the parking lot in front of the Marriott Hotel on Upper James Street can be found the cemetery for the Hess Street Synagogue. Why this cemetery is located roughly 5 miles away from the synagogue is a bit of a mystery, though they may have needed land that was unavailable in the lower city. This would have been a rural area at the time. One's first impression of the differences between this cemetery and the municipal and Christian cemeteries is that the plots are much closer together and all the markers face the same direction - towards the east. A second impression, on closer inspection, is that it is much more orderly with family members resting beside each other and not scattered throughout.
for a Taphophile Tragics at Hess Street Synagogue Cemetery