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Rock Creek Cemetery
Washington, District of Columbia

rock creek cemetery
Rock Creek Cemetery

GPS: 38.947608, -77.011944

Rock Creek Church Rd. and Webster St. NW
Washington, DC 20011

Published: January 16, 2017
Total records: 46,488

Rock Creek Cemetery is owned and maintained by St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish.

History

Rock Creek Cemetery dates back to 1719 when 100 acres of land was donated by Colonel John Bradford. In 1840, Congress passed an Act designating the ground as a public cemetery. In the early 20th Century, the church sold 14 acres to accommodate construction of New Hampshire Avenue, leaving today's total of 86 acres.

Rock Creek Cemetery is the oldest operating cemetery in Washington DC.

Cemetery Records

Records published here were acquired from St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Jaunary 14, 2017. Dates of burial range from 1775 to 2016.


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