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John Diedrich Couper

Elmwood Cemetery
Elmwood Extension, Block 17, Lots 7, 8, 9 & 10
(1822 – 1909)

John Diedrich Couper founded the Couper Marble Works in 1848. Located behind the family home on the corner of Main and Granby streets, Norfolk, Va., the firm specialized in the import and carving of stone used for construction and monuments. Run by succeeding members of the family, including John Diedrich Couper [Jr.] (1856-1917) and Charles Cowling Couper (1860-1942), the company remained in family hands for over one hundred years before closing in 1981. In later years it was known as Couper Memorials.

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

Free parking inside cemetery.

Admission Cost: Free

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

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