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Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, VA

Cedar Grove Cemetery - National Register of Historic Places Ref # 92001366, date listed 19921015

. 301 Fort Ln.

. Portsmouth, VA (Independent City)

. The Cedar Grove Cemetery is located near downtown Portsmouth. The 5.25 acre cemetery, which was established by an act of the General Assembly in 1832, is owned and maintained by the City. It is the oldest public cemetery in Portsmouth. When the cemetery was established, it was located outside the city limits. Cedar Grove Cemetery did not become a part of Portsmouth until it was annexed in 1894.

. There are more than four hundred graves within the grounds. The monuments within the cemetery date from the late 1700s to the present. These monuments include small tablets, ledger stones, obelisks, columnar monuments and mausoleums. The intricate artwork carved in the monuments represent architectural motifs of the Victorian, Greek Revival, and Egyptian Revival periods. (1)

. References (1) NRHP Nomination Form

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