Fort Dupont in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
— 4611 Benning Road, SE —
The majority of burials at Woodlawn are the remains of more than 6,000 individuals that were exhumed from Graceland Cemetery, a graveyard established in 1872 near Benning Road and H Street, NE. Other re-interments came from cemeteries such as the Colonial Union Benevolent Association Burial Ground in Adams Morgan near the National Zoo.
The cemetery was listed in the National Register for Historic Places in 1996.
Joe and Katy Mae Cook, members of the newly established Woodlawn Perpetual Care Association, Inc., tend their family plot, 1973.
Star Collection, DC Public Library; ©Washington Post.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4611 Benning Road Southeast, Washington DC 20019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Chaplin (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Mahan (approx. 0.7 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southeast 1 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lederer Gardens (approx. 0.9 miles away); From Rural to Residential (approx. 0.9 miles away); National Training School for Women and Girls/ Nannie Helen Burroughs (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort DuPont (approx. 0.9 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southeast 2 (approx. 0.9 miles away in Maryland).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Historical markers about notable persons mentioned on this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. (Submitted on April 14, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Woodlawn Genealogy Project. (Submitted on April 17, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Persons •
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,047 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on April 29, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 14, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.