Cedar Hill Cemetery

Cedar Hill Cemetery (HM1YCB)

Location: Suffolk, VA 23434
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 44.257', W 76° 34.842'

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Cedar Hill Cemetery sits on the site of a farm owned by the John Constant family in the early 1700's. In 1802, the Town of Suffolk purchased 2½ acres of the farm to build a community meeting house as a shared house of worship for both blacks and whites in the town. Many people were then buried around the small community chapel, and this was the beginning of the present day Cedar Hill Cemetery. Over time, as burial space became crowded, the Town of Suffolk purchased more of the Constant Farm, eventually becoming the beautiful, quiet area you see before you today. This peaceful meditation garden is a gift to the people of the City of Suffolk from the Nansemond River Garden Club.

(map index)
1. Monument Alley - Main Entrance
2. General Baker Grave Site
3. Scatter Garden - Given by the Nansemond River Garden Club
4. United Daughters of the Confederacy Memorial Rock Garden
5. Watering Fountain - Restored by the Nansemond River Garden Club
6. Confederate Monument - Circa 1889
7. Potter's Field and Lion Trainer Area
8. Site of the John Constant House - Circa 1720
9. Grave of Mills Edwin Godwin, Governor of Virginia
10. Heritage Garden - You are here
11. Hotel/Constant's Wharf
12. Visitor Center/Nansemond County Courthouse -
Circa 1837
13. Riddick's Folly - Circa 1837
14. Suffolk Seaboard Train Station - Circa 1885

(map street names, listed here alphabetically)
Avenue A, Avenue B, Cedar Street, Cherry Street, Eighth Avenue, Eleventh Avenue, Elm Street, Fifth Avenue, First Avenue, Fourth Avenue, Holly Street, Magnolia Street, Maple Street, Ninth Avenue, Second Avenue, Seventh Avenue, Sixth Avenue, Sycamore Street, Tenth Avenue, Third Avenue, Twelfth Avenue, Willow Street
Year Placed2007
Placed ByNansemond River Garden Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 358868 N 4066930
Decimal Degrees36.73761667, -76.58070000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 44.257', W 76° 34.842'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 44' 15.42" N, 76° 34' 50.52" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 155-173 US-460 BUS, Suffolk VA 23434, US
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