Southeast in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic Congressional Cemetery
—National Register of Historic Places —
listed in the
National Registry of Historic Places
District of Columbia Landmarks
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 52.962′ N, 76° 58.734′ W. Marker is in Southeast, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from the intersection of E Street, SE and 18th Street/Potomac Avenue, SE, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is adjacent to the administration building off E Street, on the east pillar of the cemetery's main gate. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1801 E Street, SE, Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Heroes of 1814 (a few steps from this marker); General Peterson Goodwyn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elbridge Gerry (about 400 feet away); John Philip Sousa (about 600 feet away); U.S. Arsenal Explosion Memorial (about 600 feet away); Barney at Bladensburg (about 700 feet away); "The Healing Poles" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seafarers Yacht Club (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Southeast.
Also see . . .
1. Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery (APHCC} (Submitted on December 26, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Library of Congress: Historic American Landscapes Survey. ...The landscape echoed the strata of Washington society, with the wealthy buying strategically located family plots, and individual burial sites relegated to the site's outer edges. Indigents, African-Americans and 'infidels' were given grave sites outside the cemetery's walls. The landscape of Congressional Cemetery still reflects the form of these social structures. ... (Submitted on December 26, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Congressional Cemetery. ... Congressional Cemetery is also known for allowing members of the APHCC to walk dogs off-leash on the cemetery grounds. In addition to their annual dues, K-9 Corps members pay an additional fee for the privilege of walking their dogs in one of Washington's great open spaces. K-9 Corps members provide about one-third of Congressional Cemetery's operating income. Dog walkers follow a set of rules and regulations and provide valuable volunteer time to restore and beautify this historic place. The K-9 Corps program is recognized as providing the impetus for the revitalization of Congressional Cemetery, which had fallen into tremendous disrepair and neglect prior to the program's creation. In 2008, the Association restricted K-9 membership, and placed restrictions on dogwalkers as (Submitted on December 27, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Christ Church, Washington Parish Burial Ground; East Capitol Hill; Benjamin Henry Latrobe, DC Surveyor of Public Works; Benjamin B. French; Leonard R. Matlovich; dog park.
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