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

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. Touch 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. A different marker also named Cedar Grove Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); The Confederate Section (about 300
Cedar Grove Cemetary Placque image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 13, 2010
2. Cedar Grove Cemetary Placque
feet away, measured in a direct line); John Luke Porter (about 400 feet away); 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); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ruth Brown (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Also see . . .  Path of History Walking Tour. (Submitted on June 28, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisastersWar of 1812
 
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
Cedar Grove Cemetery entrance in March 2018. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, March 9, 2018
4. Cedar Grove Cemetery entrance in March 2018.
Another Cedar Grove Cemetery (Q-8-y) marker was erected near its entrance by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) in 2015.
Exhibit A: Path of History Walking Tour Map. image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of a Path of History brochure, June 2011.
5. Exhibit A: Path of History Walking Tour Map.
Cedar Grove Cemetery is indicated as location 20 on this map. To read more about this tour as well as to view a current map, see the link below.
Exhibit B: Detail of the markerís main inscription. image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of James Thomson, 2010., October 13, 2010
6. Exhibit B: Detail of the markerís main inscription.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 1,010 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on June 27, 2014, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States.   4, 5, 6. submitted on June 28, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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