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 Arlington National Cemetery , Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, United States


Latitude: 38.8781219, Longitude: -77.07057250000003
Arlington National Cemetery

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Cemetery notes and/or description:
Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia is a military cemetery in the United States, established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna (Custis) Lee, a descendant of Martha Washington. The cemetery is situated directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. and near The Pentagon. It is served by the Arlington Cemetery station on the Blue Line of the Washington Metro system.

More than 300,000 people are buried in an area of 624 acres (2.53 km2). Veterans and military casualties from every one of the nation's wars are interred in the cemetery, from the American Revolution through the military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Pre-Civil War dead were reinterred after 1900.

Arlington shares with Mill Springs National Cemetery, the only other open cemetery in the system, the distinction of being the oldest military burial ground in the United States.

The first soldier to be buried in Arlington was Private William Henry Christman of Pennsylvania on May 13, 1864.

Arlington National Cemetery and United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery are administered by the Department of the Army. The other National Cemeteries are administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs or by the National Park Service.

Arlington House (Custis-Lee Mansion) and its grounds are administered by the National Park Service as a memorial to Lee. (information courtesy of Wikipedia)


Cemetery Photos

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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery 
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Kennedy, John Fitzgerald
Kennedy, John Fitzgerald
John Fitzgerald Kennedy - 35th US President 


All Burials

 #   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Buried   Person ID 
1. Crawford, Willard Hodge   d. Dec 1964 Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location I40948
2. Gillaugh, Marjorie Elizabeth   d. 14 Apr 1991 Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location I14197
3. Grissom, Virgil Ivan "Gus"   d. 27 Jan 1967 Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location I102231
4. Holland, Harold Laverne   d. 13 Feb 1981 Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location I14196
5. Kanney, Alma Helen   d. 1962 Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location I40949
6. Prather, Clifford Raymond   d. May 1941 Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location I93822
7. Shinn, John Brognard   d. 1 Nov 1904 Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location I15939

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