One of the saddest parts of Saturday's Downtown Raleigh tornado has been the destruction of Raleigh City Cemetery located between New Bern Avenue and Hargett Street on East Street. It is the oldest public cemetery in Raleigh, established by the General Assembly in 1798. " Burials include founding fathers of Raleigh, legislators, free and slave African Americans, and stone masons from England and Scotland who helped build the state capitol building."
In the video above, shot by our friend Abbyladybug, you can see all of the havoc that was leashed on the cemetery, uprooting trees, destorying tombstones and more. A lot of Raleigh's huge oak trees and history lost in the storm.