Our community has a number of unique cemeteries. Whether you are in need of cemetery space, a genealogist doing research, or simply love to sit in the quiet of a cemetery and enjoy the solitude, this list will prove to be invaluable. See our list of cemeteries below.
Our On-Site Cemetery
Cedar Hill Cemetery
With records dating back to 1904, Cedar Hill Cemetery is located west of the National Capitol on the MD/DC line. The grounds have rolling hills, a pond with a bridge, and hundreds of species of trees and plants, including dogwood trees, cherry trees, and azaleas. There is also an Annie Lauren Wishing Chair and sculptures by Dionicio Rodriguez. Hinton Helper, the U.S. Ambassador for Abraham Lincoln, is buried here, as well as several congressman, senators, supreme court justices, and victims of the 1906 Terra Cotta train wreck. Cedar Hill Cemetery offers traditional ground burials, lawn crypts, three mausoleums (two from the early 1900s), cremation burial, a pet cemetery, and private mausoleums.
Other Local Cemeteries
Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
Established in 1929, Lincoln Memorial Cemetery has rolling hills lined with beautiful trees, and is the resting place of many prestigious African Americans, some born as long ago as 1863. Lincoln memorial Cemetery offers traditional ground burials, cremation, mausoleums, and lawn crypts.
Washington National Cemetery
Established in 1932, Washington National Cemetery is located near the Potomac River and Anacostia Park. The grounds have the appearance of a lovely park, with wildlife such as deer, Canadian geese, foxes, and ducks, and Bell Tower is a major attraction. Washington National Cemetery provides a lawn crypt garden, private estate columbarium niches, and mausoleums.