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Calvary Cemetery, Burial Records
City of Norfolk, Virginia

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Calvary Cemetery, Norfolk, VA

GPS: 36.860422, -76.258544

1600 St. Julian Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23504

Published: March 6, 2020
Total records: 43,934

Calvary Cemetery is owned by the City of Norfolk.

Cemetery History

Calvary Cemetery was established as a burial ground for Norfolk's African American citizens on January 9, 1877. For nearly a century, most of Norfolk's African American citizens were interred at Calvary as there were not other burial options available in Norfolk until the mid-1970s. The cemetery spans more than 68 acres.

Many of Norfolk’s Civil Rights pioneers and champions are buried here. The namesakes for Norfolk places like Young's Park and the Vivian C. Mason Teen Center are laid to rest here. The old section is home to the Lane Angel, the largest monument in the cemetery. Section 10 is the site of a military memorial highlighting just some of the heroes who rest here.

City of Norfolk Records

Records linked below were acquired from the City of Norfolk on March 4, 2020. These records come directly from the City's cemetery records database. We made no attempt to correct incorrect information. Our goal is to illustrate exactly what the source shows.

Dates of death in these records range from 1875 to 2020.

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