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Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Elmwood Cemetery

 
 
Elmwood Cemetery Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, July 1, 2018
1. Elmwood Cemetery Marker.
Inscription.  Elmwood Cemetery, established in 1853, is Norfolk's second-oldest municipal cemetery. Its monuments and statues, some crafted by nationally prominent artisans, bear the motifs of Victorian funerary art and reflect the Egyptian, Gothic, Greek, Neo-Classical, and Romanesque Revival styles. Victims of the 1855 yellow fever epidemic, members of the Norfolk Light Artillery Blues, and Confederate and Union soldiers and sailors are interred here. Also buried here are Gov. Littleton Waller Tazewell, renowned sculptor William Couper, and Sarah Lee Odend’hal Fain, one of the first two women to serve in the Virginia General Assembly. Elmwood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KV-26.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisasters.
 
Location. 36° 51.581′ N, 76° 16.965′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is on E. Princess Anne Road, on the right when traveling west. It is on the section of E. Princess Anne Road between Church Street and Monticello Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Elmwood Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Elmwood Cemetery marker, facing west along E. Princess Anne Road. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, July 1, 2018
2. Elmwood Cemetery marker, facing west along E. Princess Anne Road.
Cedar Grove Cemetery (about 500 feet away); West Point Cemetery (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named West Point Cemetery (about 800 feet away); West Point Monument at Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Point Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Tar (approx. ¼ mile away); Ella J. Baker (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
 
Also see . . .
1. Elmwood Cemetery - City of Norfolk, Virginia - Official Website. (Submitted on July 3, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
2. Virginia Landmark Register. (Submitted on July 3, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
 
Additional keywords. Norfolk County
 
Elmwood Cemetery marker, facing west along E. Princess Anne Road. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, July 1, 2018
3. Elmwood Cemetery marker, facing west along E. Princess Anne Road.
In the left background are brick columns that frame the cemetery’s entrance. Pictured right, across the street, is the entrance to Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Elmwood Cemetery marker and the cemetery’s entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, July 1, 2018
4. Elmwood Cemetery marker and the cemetery’s entrance.
The viewer is standing on the south side of E. Princess Anne Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 3, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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