Two Historic Highway Markers Dedicated in Portsmouth

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is dedicating two historic highway markers to George Teamoh and Mount Calvary Cemetery. Teamoh was an African-American politician and leader in Virginia after the Civil War. The Mount Calvary Cemetery is a complex composed of four historically black burial grounds.

The African-American Historical Society of Portsmouth organized the dedication ceremony. The event will take place at Emanuel AME Church in Portsmouth. The the markers will be unveiled at their respective locations.

The “George Teamoh” sign will be at 600 Green Street, and the “Mount Calvary Cemetery Complex” marker will be at the intersection of Des Moines and South streets.

The dedication ceremony for the markers begins at 3 p.m., Sunday, September 18 and is free and open to the public.