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Ivy Hill Cemetery (Alexandria, Virginia)

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Ivy Hill Cemetery (Alexandria, Virginia)

2823 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302, USA

Open today · 9AM–4PMFriday9AM–4PMSaturdayClosedSundayClosedMonday9AM–4PMTuesday9AM–4PMWednesday9AM–4PMThursday9AM–4PM

Oak Hill Cemetery DC, Mount Comfort Cemetery, Arlington National Cemetery, Alexandria National Cemetery, Columbia Gardens Cemetery

Ivy Hill Cemetery is a cemetery in the Rosemont Historic District of Alexandria, Virginia, United States. Burials began at the site in 1811, when it was a family cemetery, 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 the Washington family, Thomas Jefferson, Bryan Fairfax, 8th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and Richard Bland Lee are buried at this cemetery, as are railroad magnate Fairfax Harrison and infamous Confederate spy Benjamin Franklin Stringfellow. Other notable graves include those of the German, later an American, aerospace engineer and space architect Wernher von Braun, judge Albert Vickers Bryan, and congressmen John Critcher and Charles Creighton Carlin. Critcher's daughter, the painter Catharine Carter Critcher, is buried here as well, in the family plot.


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