Cemetery notes and/or description: Established in 1832, Cedar Grove is the first public cemetery in Portsmouth. Resting here are many notables, including veterans of the Revolutionary War through WWII. Two hundred and forty of these are soldiers and sailors who fought for the Confederate States of America.
The cemetery fell into disrepair through neglect and vandalism during the years since 1960. It was restored in 1995-1998 primarily through the efforts of the Stonewall Camp #380, Sons of the Confederate Veterans, with the help from Portsmouth Sheriff's Work Release Program. Security lights and cameras have been placed around the perimeters to deter loitering and vandalismCedar Grove Cemetery is on the National and Virginia Registers of Historic Places. In addition to its historical significance, it is an exemplary model of the nineteenth century funerary art.