Mount Calvary Cemetery Complex

Mount Calvary Cemetery Complex (HM2876)

Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 49.56', W 76° 19.289'

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African Americans purchased land about a quarter mile southwest of here in 1879 to establish Mt. Olive Cemetery. The property adjoins a potter's field thought to be a burial place for victims of the yellow fever epidemic of 1855. Later, Mt. Calvary and Fishers Hill Cemeteries were founded nearby, creating a four-cemetery complex. Buried there are many community leaders, including Baptist minister John M. Armistead, educators Ida Barbour and I. C. Norcom, and journalist Jeffrey T. Wilson. Also interred there are formerly enslaved persons, Civil War-era U.S. Colored Troops, late-19th-century elected officials, and veterans of World Wars I and II.
HM NumberHM2876
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 382149 N 4076384
Decimal Degrees36.82600000, -76.32148333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 49.56', W 76° 19.289'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 49' 33.6" N, 76° 19' 17.34" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2240 Pulaski St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US
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