ALMSHOUSE NORFOLK COUNTY


Inmates of the Norfolk County Almshouse were buried on the back side of the Chesapeake City complex toward the creek, now on the north side of Albemarle Drive. When the magistrates complex, lockup, and police station were built on that property, inmates' graves were discovered and moved to the cemetery just east of the city complex on Cedar Road. The dis-interred were buried in the back of the Chesapeake Memorial Gardens cemetery, I believe, near the maintenance buildings. You should be able to get more precise location at the cemetery from the maintenance workers or the funerary staff.



In the Wallace Room, the Norfolk County Historical Society volunteers have discovered some records from the County Almshouse in the Wallace Room collection; however, these items have not been processed and made available for use by patrons yet.



Hope this helps with your research.



Regards,



Pat Vredenburg

Wallace Room Volunteer

Norfolk County Historical Society




CITY OF NORFOLK ALMSHOUSE


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