Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery (HMS72)

Location: Washington, DC 20019
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.155', W 76° 56.164'

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4611 Benning Road, SE

— African American Heritage Trail —

Woodlawn Cemetery, established in 1895, serves the final resting place for Sen. Blanche K. Bruce, Mary P. Burrill, Will Marion Cook, John W. Cromwell, John R. Francis, Rep. John Mercer Langston, Jesse Lawson, Mary Meriwether, and Daniel Murray, among other prominent Washingtonians.

The majority of burials at Woodlawn are the remains of more than 6,000 individuals that were exhumed from Graceland Cemetery, a graveyard established in 1872 near Benning Road and H Street, NE. Other re-interments came from cemeteries such as the Colonial Union Benevolent Association Burial Ground in Adams Morgan near the National Zoo.

The cemetery was listed in the National Register for Historic Places in 1996.

[Photo caption:] Joe and Katy Mae Cook, members of the newly established Woodlawn Perpetual Care Association, Inc., tend their family plot, 1973.
Star Collection, DC Public Library; ?Washington Post.
HM NumberHMS72
Series This marker is part of the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC, funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 9:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 332076 N 4305898
Decimal Degrees38.88591667, -76.93606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.155', W 76° 56.164'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 9.30" N, 76° 56' 9.84" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1302 Woodlawn Cemetery Dr SE, Washington DC 20019, US
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