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Cedar Grove Cemetery

 
 
Cedar Grove Cemetary Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 13, 2010
1. Cedar Grove Cemetary Marker
Inscription. Cedar Grove Cemetery was established in 1831 as the first secular cemetery by the Town of Portsmouth. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. The four-acre parcel cost $400.00 and was sectioned into 167 plots which sold for about $20.00 each. Among the first to be buried here were the victims of the local cholera epidemic of 1832. Also buried here are many early leaders of Portsmouth, most of whom lived and worked nearby in the area of the city now known as Olde Towne.

Cedar Grove interred a number of veterans beginning with the Revolutionary War through World War II. Most of the veterans, however, are from the Civil War and are memorialized in the Confederate section.
 
Erected by Path of History, Portsmouth VA.
 
Location. 36° 50.385′ N, 76° 18.495′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Lane and Blair Street, on the right when traveling north on Fort Lane. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Confederate Section (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Luke Porter (about 400 feet away); Portsmouth Naval Hospital
Cedar Grove Cemetary Placque image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 13, 2010
2. Cedar Grove Cemetary Placque
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ruth Brown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emanuel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Categories. War of 1812War, US CivilWar, US RevolutionaryWar, World II
 
Cedar Grove Cemetary Entrance Gate image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 13, 2010
3. Cedar Grove Cemetary Entrance Gate
Looking East from Ann Street and Fort Lane
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 916 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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