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Copyright Randy Strickland, 1998


A wonderful tool to any genealogist is the cemetery head-stone. It can tell you so much about a deceased person; born, died, places lived, religion, familiy affiliations, etc... There are hundreds of cemeteries in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

In the next few weeks, we will be attempting to get the local cemeteries to provide information for us to list here. We intend to eventually include location of each plot within the cemetery, all personal information, and the actual head-stone inscription. In the meantime, I will be listing cemeteries here, with contact information. We will also be visiting some of the less active cemeteries and collecting the information manually.

For listings of other cemeteries across the country, please visit USGenWweb's The Tombstone Transcription Project. It is an excellent listing of cemeteries large and small, is easily navigated, and very informative!

This is an alphabetical listing of many of those cemeteries, but is by no means all inclusive.

Chesapeake Memorial Gardens - 757-547-9511
524 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake, Virginia

Colonial Grove Memorial Park - 757-427-6950
3445 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery - 757-422-1287
2020 Laskin Rd, Vriginia Beach, Virginia

Gomley Chesed Cemetery - 757-484-1019
Portsmouth, Virginia

Greenlawn Memorial Gardens - 757-488-2546 or 757-490-4005
3920 Airline Blvd, Chesapeake, Virginia

Greenlawn Memorial Park - 757-247-5181
2700 Parrish Ave, Newport News, Virginia

Hampton Veterans Memorial Gardens - 757-766-1063
155 Butler Farm Rd, Hampton, Virginia

Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens - 757-488-4971
4569 Shoulders Hill Rd, Suffolk, Virginia

Oakland and Pleasant Shade Cemeteries - 757-380-6530
5001 Chestnut Ave, Newport News, Virginia

Parklawn Memorial Park - 757-838-2068
2539 North Armistead Ave, Hampton, Virginia

Peninsula Memorial Park - 757-595-1199 or 757-930-1197
12805 Nettles Dr, Newport News, Virginia
12750 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, Virginia

Princess Anne Memorial Park - 757-481-1097
1110 North Greatneck Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Roosevelt Memorial Park - 757-543-2088
1101 Campostella Rd, Chesapeake, Virginia

Rosewood Memorial Park - 757-497-8925
631 North Witchduck Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery - 757-627-2874
Granby & Church St, Norfolk, Virginia

Woodlawn Memorial Gardens - 757-461-4054 or 757-455-2838
6309 East Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia