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

Elbridge Gerry

 
 
Elbridge Gerry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 7, 2015
1. Elbridge Gerry Marker
Inscription.  
In Honor of
Elbridge Gerry
The only signer of the
Declaration of Independence
Interred in the
District of Columbia

 
Erected 1988 by The Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) series list.
 
Location. 38° 52.956′ N, 76° 58.659′ W. Marker is in Southeast Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Barney Circle. Marker can be reached from E Street Southeast west of 19th Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east. In Congressional Cemetery at 1801 E Street Southeast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1905 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. John Smilie (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Elbridge Gerry (here, next to this marker); Thomas R. Gedney (a few steps
Elbridge Gerry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 7, 2015
2. Elbridge Gerry Marker
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from this marker); Pushmataha (a few steps from this marker); Uriah Tracy (within shouting distance of this marker); Levi Casey (within shouting distance of this marker); Ann G. Sprigg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southeast Washington.
 
Elbridge Gerry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 7, 2015
3. Elbridge Gerry Marker
Elbridge Gerry's Tomb image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 7, 2015
4. Elbridge Gerry's Tomb
Elbridge Gerry's Tomb image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 7, 2015
5. Elbridge Gerry's Tomb
Erected
By Order
of the Congress of the
United States
1823.
Elbridge Gerry's Tomb image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 7, 2015
6. Elbridge Gerry's Tomb
The
Tomb
—of—
Elbridge Gerry
Vice President
of the
United States
Who died suddenly in this city
on his way to the Capitol
as President of the Senate
November 23, 1811:
Aged 70
Thus fulfilling
his own memorial injunction:
“It is the duty of every citizen, though he may have but one day to live to devote that day to the good of his country.”
Finial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 7, 2015
7. Finial
Elbridge Gerry image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia
8. Elbridge Gerry
Memorial Bench image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 7, 2015
9. Memorial Bench
Elbridge Gerry image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 7, 2015
10. Elbridge Gerry
signer of the Declaration
of Independence
Placed by
Descendants of the Signers of the
Declaration of Independence, Inc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 566 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on March 8, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 9, 2023