Place:Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia, United States

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NameIvy Hill Cemetery
TypeCemetery
Coordinates38.817472°N 77.073556°W
Located inAlexandria, Virginia, United States     (1811 - )


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Ivy Hill Cemetery is a cemetery in the Rosemont Historic District of Alexandria, Virginia, United States. Burials began at the cemetery in 1811, and it received a charter as a community cemetery in 1856. The adjoining residential neighborhood was developed beginning in 1908 as a streetcar suburb of Washington, D.C., as trolley lines of the Washington, Alexandria and Mount Vernon railway extended from Alexandria's nearby Union Station (opened 1905). The cemetery is now also known for its rare and protected flora and fauna.

Descendants of Thomas Jefferson, Bryan Fairfax, 8th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and Richard Bland Lee are buried at this cemetery, as are railroad magnates Fairfax Harrison and Benjamin Franklin Stringfellow. Other notable graves include those of aeronautical pioneer Wernher von Braun, and congressmen John Critcher and Charles Creighton Carlin.

History

The Cemetery began as a family burial ground around 1811, with the earliest birth dates occurring in the mid-1700s. The Cemetery is "nonprofit, nondenominational, nonsectarian", chartered as a community cemetery in 1856. Renovations and improvements to the Cemetery continue to the present day, thus remaining an active cemetery. In 2006, the Ivy Hill Cemetery Historical Preservation Society was founded with a primary duty to maintain the Cemetery into the future.

Directions

The Cemetery is located on the north side of Maryland State Road 7 (King Street), about 1200 feet north of the intersection of SR 7 with Janneys Lane (Maryland State Road 420)

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