Cedar Grove Cemetery (Portsmouth, Virginia)

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Cedar Grove Cemetery
Cedar Grove Cemetery 13Sep2014.jpg
Cedar Grove Cemetery (Portsmouth, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Cedar Grove Cemetery (Portsmouth, Virginia)
Location 301 Fort Ln., Portsmouth, Virginia
Coordinates 36°50′20″N 76°18′29″W / 36.83889°N 76.30806°W / 36.83889; -76.30806Coordinates: 36°50′20″N 76°18′29″W / 36.83889°N 76.30806°W / 36.83889; -76.30806
Area 5.3 acres (2.1 ha)
Architect Anderson, William A.; Butt & Hodges
Architectural style Greek Revival, Late Victorian, Exotic Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 92001366[1]
VLR # 124-0058
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1992
Designated VLR June 19, 1991[2]

Cedar Grove Cemetery is a historic public cemetery located at Portsmouth, Virginia. It was established by an act of the Virginia General Assembly in 1832. The cemetery contains more than 400 graves with monuments dating from the late 1700s to the present. Its memorial markers include small tablets, ledger stones, obelisks, columnar monuments and mausoleums. They include notable examples of Greek Revival, Late Victorian, and Exotic Revival funerary art.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]

Notable burials and monuments[edit]

The entrance to the cemetery


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Charles Mill and Jocelyn Terry-Adumuah (April 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Cedar Grove Cemetery". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo
  4. ^ Nash, Charles Francis, Commonwealth War Graves Commission casualty record.
  5. ^ Selcer, Richard F. "Faithfully and Forever Your Soldier": Gen. George E. Pickett, CSA. Gettysburg, Pa.:Farnsworth House Military Impressions, 1995, p. 54.