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George Bramble

Cedar Grove Cemetery
Exact Location Unknown
(1801 – 1869)

George Bramble was born in Norfolk in 1801.  Mr. Bramble never married nor did he have children.  He became one of Norfolk’s largest landowners including a 245-acre farm.  Residential building began around the Bramble farm during the 1870s.  The main thoroughfare of this up and coming area was named Brambleton Avenue in honor of Mr. Bramble.  In 1887, the Brambleton area which included the Bramble farm and the two suburbs of Mayfield and Georgetown were annexed by the City, thereby losing their names and becoming a part of Norfolk.  Mr. Bramble died at the age of 68 after a long illness. His funeral was held at Christ Church in Norfolk and “the church was crowded with sorrowing friends of the lamented deceased.”* According to his will, he left his land to a relative named Jane C. Lovitt.  Brambleton Avenue still serves as a main thoroughfare for the City of Norfolk. **


*The History of Norfolk, Virginia by Harrison W. Burton, 1877.

**”What’s in a Name?” The Virginian-Pilot, article by Corrine Reilly with research assistance provided by Robert Hitchings of the Norfolk Public Library’s Sargeant Memorial Room, January 11, 2010.


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: 238 E. Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, VA 23510

Official web site for more information: www.norfolk.gov/cemeteries

Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation Web Site: www.norfolksocietyforcemeteryconservation.org