Alexandria National Cemetery (Alexandria, Virginia)
Alexandria National Cemetery
Alexandria National Cemetery; in the background, behind the brick wall, may be seen some of the older burials
|Location||1450 Wilkes St., Alexandria, Virginia|
|Area||5.5 acres (2.2 ha)|
|Architect||Meigs, Montgomery C.|
|Architectural style||Italianate, Second Empire|
|Governing body||Department of Veterans Affairs|
|MPS||Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||95000106|
|Added to NRHP||March 02, 1995|
|Designated VLR||October 19, 1994|
Alexandria National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery, of approximately 5.5 acres (2.2 ha), located in the city of Alexandria, Virginia. It is one of the original national cemeteries that were established in 1862. As of the end of 2005, it was site to 4,230 interments.
As one of the original national cemeteries, it served to be the burial grounds for soldiers who died in the numerous hospitals around the Alexandria area, but by 1864 it was almost filled to capacity. This led to the development of the Arlington National Cemetery.
Alexandria National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
- Private L. J. Cook
- Corporal Lorenzo Foster
- Private George Foster
- Private John T. Stevenson
- Musician Joseph F. Whelen
- National Cemetery Administration
- Alexandria National Cemetery in Virginia
- Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) No. VA-2, "Alexandria National Cemetery, 1450 Wilkes Street, Alexandria, Independent City, VA"