Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mount Calvary Cemetery Complex
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q 8-z.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 36° 49.56′ N, 76° 19.289′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, VirginiaTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Historic Portsmouth Community Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); Israel Charles Norcom High School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chevra T'helim Synagogue (approx. one mile away); The Battle of Craney Island (approx. 1.1 miles away); Arnold's British Defenses, 1781 (approx. 1.1 miles away); John Luke Porter (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Confederate Section (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rev. Francis Devlin (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
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Also see . . .
1. Detailed information on the history of the Yellow Fever Epidemic. (Submitted on June 6, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
2. Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1855. (Submitted on June 6, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
A segment of the marker text, "about a quarter mile southwest of here," is no longer valid. In 2016, the City of Portsmouth moved the marker from its original location on South Street, Portsmouth, to its current location near the front gate of the cemetery.
— Submitted August 27, 2018, by Nadia K. Orton of Chesapeake, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 6, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.