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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

133-5018 Cedar Hill Cemetery

Cedar Hill Cemetery
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VLR Listing Date 12/07/2005

NRHP Listing Date 02/01/2006

NPS property number 05001584

Originally serving Union Church, a non-denominational chapel constructed by the City of Suffolk that offered segregated services to whites and African Americans, Cedar Hill Cemetery was established in 1802 as a public cemetery. Initially the area around the chapel was used as a communal burying ground for whites, blacks, and Indians. The chapel was removed in 1872 and the cemetery expanded to its current 25 acres by 1910. Graves within the cemetery, which include those of many prominent Suffolk citizens, reveal varying types of mausoleums, tombstones, and tombs from the 19th and 20th centuries. The cemetery continues today as a burying ground.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated October 9, 2018