“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Barney Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Congressional Cemetery

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By Devry Becker Jones, October 29, 2019
1. Welcome Marker
Inscription.  Welcome to Congressional Cemetery, a place where American heritage comes to life every day.

There are about 65,000 people buried on these 35 acres, and about half of them are children. Historic Congressional Cemetery predates Arlington Cemetery by about 70 years. We have lots of stories to tell about military, government, society, music, and colonial history.

We are so glad you are here! Please enjoy our cell phone, walking, and docent-led tours. After your tour, please consider joining the association to help us preserve the cemetery for many years to come.
Erected by Historic Congressional Cemetery.
Location. 38° 52.968′ N, 76° 58.737′ W. Marker is in Barney Circle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on E Street Southeast just east of Potomac Avenue Southeast, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1801 E Street Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Congressional Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
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(a few steps from this marker); Heroes of 1814 (a few steps from this marker); Warren M. Robbins (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elbridge Gerry (about 300 feet away); John Smilie (about 400 feet away); Thomas R. Gedney (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Elbridge Gerry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barney Circle.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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