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Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pierre Charles L'Enfant

 
 
Pierre Charles L'Enfant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 24, 2008
1. Pierre Charles L'Enfant Marker
Inscription.
Revolutionary Soldier, 1775-1783
Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Engineer, Artist, Soldier
under the direction of George Washington, designed the plan for the Federal City
Major US Engineer Corps 1782
Charter member of the Society of the Cincinnati, designed its certificate and insignia.
Born in Paris, France, August 2, 1755
Died June 14, 1825, while residing at Chilham Castle Manor, Prince George's Co., Maryland and was interred there.
Re-interred at Arlington, April 28, 1909.

Public contributions to his adopted country [in English and French on marker, English version provided here]:
1787 - Designed insignia of Society of Cincinnati.
1788 - Designed pavilion for celebration of the "Federal Procession" in New York City, 1789.
1788-89 - Remodelled New York City Hall into Federal Hall for use by the first Federal Congress.
1791-92 - Designed the City of Washington.

"Plan of the City of Washington in the Territory of Columbia, ceded by the States of Virginia and Maryland to the United States of America and by them established as the seat of their government after the year of MDCCC"

Observations explanatory of the Plan...
[map/diagram]

[Insignia:]National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Sons
The grave of Pierre Charles L'Enfant image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
2. The grave of Pierre Charles L'Enfant
on the lawn a few feet east of the marker. (Its inscription is reproduced on the marker.)
of the American Revolution.
The Society of the Cincinnati.
 
Erected by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and The American Society of Le Souvenir Francais.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.866′ N, 77° 4.343′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker can be reached from Lee Drive. Touch for map. Marker is near the main entrance to Arlington House (the Robert E. Lee National Memorial) which is accessible for pedestrians 0.15 miles northeast of Sheridan Drive on the grounds of the Arlington National Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arlington Estate, 1860 (a few steps from this marker); Arlington House, 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Garden to Graves (within shouting distance of this marker); Guardian of a Nation's Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flower Garden (within shouting distance of this marker but
Pierre Charles L'Enfant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2013
3. Pierre Charles L'Enfant Marker
has been reported missing); A Garden Sustains (within shouting distance of this marker); The Kingdom of My Childhood (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitchen Garden (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Additional keywords. Arlington National Cemetery
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesMan-Made FeaturesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Society of the Cincinnati Insignia image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2013
4. Society of the Cincinnati Insignia
The insignia of the Society of the Cincinnati was designed by L'Enfant, a charter member.
Close-up of image on marker
Pierre Charles L'Enfant Monument image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2013
5. Pierre Charles L'Enfant Monument
View eastward toward Washington, D.C., from the L'Enfant marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 24, 2008
6. View eastward toward Washington, D.C., from the L'Enfant marker
Note President John F. Kennedy's gravesite at the bottom of the hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,333 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on November 30, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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