Brentwood in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Former Site, Columbian Harmony Cemetery
Many distinguished Black citizens including Civil War veterans were buried in this cemetery.
These bodies now rest in the new National Harmony Memorial Park Cemetery in Maryland.
Erected by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 55.229′ N, 76° 59.756′ W. Marker is in Brentwood in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Place Northeast and Rhode Island Avenue Northeast (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the main entrance to the Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood Metro train station, off the parking area, one block southwest of the Rhode Island Avenue (US Rte. 1)/Reed Street, NE, intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 919 Rhode Island Avenue Northeast, Washington DC 20018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former Site Columbian Harmony Cemetery (within shouting Stone Straw Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Glenwood Cemetery Chapel (approx. half a mile away); Prospect Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Prospect Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pope John Paul II (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sterling A. Brown Residence (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Poet's House (approx. 0.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. National Harmony Cemetery, Landover, MD. History of the original cemetery (displaced by construction of the Metro Station) and location of graves reinterred at National Harmony. (Submitted on December 25, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Columbian Harmony Cemetery. Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 27, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
1. Columbian Harmony/National Harmony...
The original cemetery spanned a large area bounded by Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood Road and the B&O Railroad right of way. Its relocation in 1959-60 to Landover, MD (after years of neglect and deterioration, including use of the D.C. site as a Department of Transportation impound lot)
— Submitted January 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Additional keywords. Harmonia Burial Ground; U.S. Colored Troops; USCT; U.S. Navy; Christian Fleetwood; Thomas Hawkins; Osborne Anderson; Henry Vinton Plummer; Landover, MD.; Medal of Honor;
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 6,532 times since then and 109 times this year. Last updated on February 12, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 25, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 3. submitted on June 27, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 4. submitted on January 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 5. submitted on June 27, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.