— Congressional Cemetery —John Philip Sousa (1854-1932), known as the "March King," grew up in Washington on G Street SE, between 6th and 7th.Sousa became a leader of the Marine Band in 1880 and served in this position for 12 years, leading band tours around the United States, as well as concerts at the White House, Capitol grounds, state dinners, and receptions. Sousa was praised by 5 presidents and wrote and contributed over 100 marches, 10 light operas, and other works. Musicians continue to play Sousa's music to this day, and bands from around the world come to play at his grave.
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|Date Added||Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 10:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 328283 N 4305457|
|Decimal Degrees||38.88121667, -76.97966667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 52.873', W 76° 58.78'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 52' 52.38" N, 76° 58' 46.8" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 700-798 17th St SE, Washington DC 20003, US|
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