- Associated Press - Monday, May 30, 2016

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - A state historical marker has been dedicated outside Portsmouth’s Cedar Grove Cemetery.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (https://bit.ly/1UoJKEc ) the marker was dedicated Sunday. It tells visitors that the Town of Portsmouth established Cedar Grove Cemetery just outside town limits in 1832. The marker says the cemetery is the resting place for at least 10 veterans of the Revolutionary War and 47 veterans of the War of 1812 as well as Confederate soldiers from the Civil War. The cemetery is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Virginia Board of Historic Resources approved the marker in 2015. The cost of manufacturing the marker was covered by its sponsors: the Cedar Grove Cemetery Foundation. Virginia has more than 2,500 official state markers.


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