Ivy Hill Cemetery

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For the cemetery by the same name in Maryland, see Ivy Hill Cemetery (Maryland).
Ivy Hill Cemetery

Ivy Hill Cemetery is a cemetery in the Rosemont Historic District of Alexandria, Virginia, United States. Burials began at the cemetery in 1811, and it received a charter as a community cemetery in 1856.[1] 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).[2] The cemetery is now also known for its rare and protected flora and fauna.[3]

Descendants of Thomas Jefferson, Bryan Fairfax, 8th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and Richard Bland Lee are buried at this cemetery, as are railroad magnates Fairfax Harrison and Benjamin Franklin Stringfellow. Other notable graves include those of aeronautical pioneer Wernher von Braun, judge Albert Vickers Bryan, and congressmen John Critcher and Charles Creighton Carlin.[4][5]


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Coordinates: 38°49′03″N 77°04′25″W / 38.81750°N 77.07361°W / 38.81750; -77.07361