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Wilkes Street Cemetery Complex

In 1804, the Alexandria Common Council passed a local ordnance that prevented any further creation of cemeteries within the (then) city limits.  As a result, local churches organized and established the land previously known as Spring Hill Garden as the desired location for all future burial grounds.  Today, the Wilkes Street Cemetery Complex is a conglomeration of 13 cemeteries including the Alexandria National Cemetery.

At present, five of the 13 cemeteries have known 40 burials of Patriots who participated in or supported the cause for America's Independence, including officers and soldiers of the state militia and the Continental Army, naval officers and sailors of the Continental Navy, honorary pallbearers and close friends of George Washington, and a Boston Tea Party participant, amongst those honored.  

  • For the general public & SAR members: Select the Interred links below for a list of Patriots (and their stories) from our Patriot Research System (PRS). 
  • For SAR members only: Select the Grave Map link to see a detailed GPS mapping of each Patriot grave to support your visit.


Christ Church
Episcopal Cemetery

(since 1808)

7 Patriots Interred

Grave Map

St. Paul's
Episcopal Church Cemetery

(since 1809)

4 Patriots Interred

Grave Map






Presbyterian
Cemetery and Columbarium

(since 1809)

20 Patriots Interred

Grave Map

Trinity United Methodist
Church Cemetery

(since 1808)

8 Patriots Interred

Grave Map


Penny Hill
Cemetery

(since 1796)

1 Patriot Interred


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