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

Travers Family Graveyard

 
 
Travers Family Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Sweetman, November 23, 2011
1. Travers Family Graveyard Marker
Inscription. John N. and Elizabeth Causins Travers established a 30-acre farm here in 1832, when Arlington was rural and had less than 1,500 inhabitants. Over the years the land was subdivided. Descendants and kin lived here, contributing to the life of Arlington into the 20th century. The graveyard on family land continued a burial tradition common in the rural south. At least 15 members of the related Travers, Whitehead, and Dyer families were interred here, including John N. Travers (d. 1837). His will asks that this space "bee reserved for a bury ground for the family...on my west line nevour to bee parted with or tilled as long as eternity shall last." In 1990, there were 15 marked and likely more unmarked graves.
 
Erected by Arlington County, Virginia.
 
Location. 38° 51.491′ N, 77° 5.563′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of South Monroe Street and 13th Street South on South Monroe Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1307 S Monroe St, Arlington VA 22204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hunter's Crossroads (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Berry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Travers Family Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 2, 2015
2. Travers Family Graveyard Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Alcova (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Barnard (approx. 0.6 miles away); Macedonia Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Drew School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Richardson (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Travers Family Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 2, 2015
3. Travers Family Graveyard Marker
The marker is to the right in this wide view of the cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2011, by James Sweetman of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 631 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 24, 2011, by James Sweetman of Arlington, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on September 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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