Calvary Cemetery Page Header

Dr. Alphonso N. Land

Calvary Cemetery
Section 15, Block 15, Lot 9, Space NE
(September 29th, 1896 - April 28th, 1935)

 Dr. Alphonso N. Land picture

Dr. Land was born in Norfolk, the son of Walter H. Land, a prominent attorney. He was educated in the Norfolk Public School system and went on to attend the Academy and College of Arts and Science at Howard University, and then Howard Dental College. In 1921, he opened a dental office in Norfolk, where he practiced until his untimely death in 1935. Other family members interred at Calvary include Branch (died 1950), Walter (died 1964), and Melsie (1869-1940).

Dr. Land Opens Dental Offices
New Journal and Guide (1921-2003); Nov 5, 1921;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003)
pg. 1

Dentist Passes
New Journal and Guide (1921-2003); May 4, 1935;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003)
pg. 2

Biographical information provided by Norfolk Bureau of Cemeteries.

Visitor Information

Visitor Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Free parking inside cemetery.

Admission Cost: Free

Address: 1600 St. Julian Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504

Official web site for more information:

Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation Web Site: