Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Congressional Cemetery

Final Resting Place Of J. Edgar Hoover
Congressional Cemetery is kind of a misnomer. Although there are quite a few congressmen interred there, Congressional Cemetery is not a federally owned burial ground like the name would seem to imply. Rather, it's privately owned by Christ Church and the government merely owns 800+ plots at the site.

Many members of the U.S. Congress who died while Congress was in session are interred at Congressional Cemetery. Other burials include early Washington DC landowners and speculators, the builders and architects of early Washington, Native American diplomats, Washington DC mayors, and American Civil War veterans. Some of the more famous burials include J. Edgar Hoover and John Phillip Sousa.

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