West Point Cemetery

West Point Cemetery (HM2936)

Location: Norfolk, VA 23510
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 51.621', W 76° 17.118'

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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 for the burial of black Union Civil War veterans in 1886. Nearly 60 soldiers and sailors were interred there. Fuller led efforts to mark the site with a monument, completed in 1920, that honors African Americans who served in the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. At its top is a statue of Sgt. William H. Carney, Norfolk native and the first black Medal of Honor recipient. West Point Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
HM NumberHM2936
Year Placed2017
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 385427 N 4080151
Decimal Degrees36.86035000, -76.28530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 51.621', W 76° 17.118'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 51' 37.26" N, 76° 17' 7.0799999999999" 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 240 E Princess Anne Rd, Norfolk VA 23510, US
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