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Riverside Memorial Park, Burial Records
Norfolk, Virginia

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Riverside Memorial Park

GPS: 36.833565, -76.267447

1000 Indian River Rd
Norfolk, VA 23523

Date published: July 11, 2017
Total records: 20,548

Riverside Memorial Park is owned by the City of Norfolk, VA.

History

Riverside Memorial Park was established by a private company in 1910 in the Campostella Heights area of Norfolk. The City of Norfolk purchased it in 1971. The Hendricks family originally owned and operated the cemetery in its early days while operating a monument company on site; hence the many large family monuments in the older sections of the park. 

Riverside was once the home of a large bell tower built in the main circle. The bell would chime when funeral services were conducted and was heard throughout the neighborhood. The US Army used the bell tower as a lookout during WWII. A US Army camp was maintained in the back of the cemetery during that time. Unfortunately, the bell tower fell into disrepair and was demolished in the 1970s.

Cemetery Records

Records published here were acquired from the City of Norfolk on July 10, 2017.


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