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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM296U_cedar-grove-cemetery_Norfolk-VA.html
Cedar Grove was Norfolk's first public cemetery, established in January 1825 after a Borough ordinance aimed at curbing yellow fever decreed that the "burying of the dead in lots lying on public and populous streets is ... injurious to the he…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2936_west-point-cemetery_Norfolk-VA.html
This historically African American burial place, first known as Potter's Field, was established as Calvary Cemetery in 1873 and renamed West Point Cemetery in 1885. James E. Fuller, Norfolk's first African American councilman, secured a section fo…
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West Point Cemetery was Norfolk's first municipal cemetery for African Americans, after an 1827 ordinance provided for their interment in a section of Potter's Field just north of the borough limits. The section was set off exclusively for the bur…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24YV_plummer-bernard-young-sr-1884-1962_Norfolk-VA.html
North Carolina native Plummer Bernard (P.B.) Young moved to Norfolk in 1907 to work at the Lodge Journal and Guide, the newspaper of an African American fraternal organization. He bought the paper in 1910, expanded its scope, and renamed it the Jo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20IM_the-cannonball-trail_Norfolk-VA.html
Follow the Cannonball Trail through 400 years of Norfolk and American history. The Trail winds along the shoreline of the Elizabeth River and through the districts of downtown Norfolk. Walk the cobbled streets of West Freeman - the earliest reside…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZAM_pauline-adams_Norfolk-VA.html
Pauline Adams, a native of Ireland who immigrated to the United States in her youth, was a woman's rights activist who advocated a militant approach to the campaign for suffrage. The Equal Suffrage League of Norfolk was formed at her house in Ghen…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1L3B_surveying-the-land-sea_Norfolk-VA.html
President Thomas Jefferson founded the Survey of the Coast in 1807. This federal agency was charged with supporting maritime commerce by providing accurate surveys and nautical charts of our coastal waters. It was dangerous and sometimes deadly wo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1CYC_norfolk-college-for-young-ladies_Norfolk-VA.html
On this site was the Norfolk College for Young Ladies, which was chartered on February 20, 1880 with Capt. John L. Roper as President of the Board. The school was designed by James H Calrow, one of Norfolk's leading architects at the time. It open…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1CF5_norfolk-1682_Norfolk-VA.html
Town Point is where Norfolk began. In 1680 the General Assembly of his Majesty's Colony of Virginia enacted a law requiring each county to establish and develop a town site. In lower Norfolk County fifty acres of land at the entrance of the Easter…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM18KF_uss-kearsarge-cv-33_Norfolk-VA.html
USS Kearsarge, scheduled to depart for the Mediterranean Sea on June 1, 1948, was anchored off Naval Station, Norfolk in anticipation of an early morning departure. Sailors and Marines returning to the ship the night of May 31 encountered heavy…
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