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Forest Lawn Cemetery, Burial Records
City of Norfolk, Virginia

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Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, VA

GPS: 36.924933, -76.268310

8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505-1500

Published: March 8, 2020
Total records: 72,756

Forest Lawn Cemetery is owned by the City of Norfolk.

Cemetery History

Established in 1906, Forest Lawn is the largest and most modern of Norfolk's eight municipal cemeteries. The City of Norfolk purchased a tract of property from George S. Bunting to create the cemetery. The land's original owners for generations, the Langley Family Burial Ground was included in this purchase and remains as a historical point of interest today with interments dating to the 1700s.

Originally known as Evergreen Cemetery, the name was changed in April 1908 to give it a more modern name indicative of a place "in which Norfolk citizens will be proud to rest."

With more than 165 acres of land, Forest Lawn Cemetery is a natural arboretum that includes 70+ species of trees such as crape myrtles, black walnut trees, dogwoods, live oaks, Chinese fringe trees, and a variety of hollies and maples.  

There are several historical lots at Forest Lawn at which commemorative ceremonies are held on Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day including the Seaman's Friend Society Lot, the U.S. Army's 111th Field Artillery Battalion and 29th Infantry Division Memorial. The Seaman's Friend Society Lot is the final resting place for hundreds of foreign sailors who passed away at sea or upon arrival to our shores. The Seaman's Friend Society purchased the lot and paid for interment expenses to ensure a final place of honor. The U.S. Army's 111th Field Artillery Battalion and 29th Infantry Division Memorial honors soldiers who gave their lives during World War II in Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland, and Central Europe from 1944-1945. 

City of Norfolk Records

Records linked below were acquired from the City of Norfolk on March 8, 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 1900 to 2020.

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