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Washington Crossing National Cemetery
Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Washington Crossing National Cemetery

GPS: 40.265184, -74.904498

830 Highland Road
Newtown, PA 18940

Published: December 14, 2016
Total records: 11,746

Washington Crossing National Cemetery is owned and operated by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

History

Washington Crossing National Cemetery is located approximately three miles southwest from the location where General Washington crossed the Delaware River. The cemetery is located on land that William Penn deeded to Euro-American settlers in 1698, and was used as farmland for centuries.

In 2008, the Department of Veterans Affairs purchased the property from Dolington Land, L.P., a subsidiary of the homebuilding company Toll Brothers. The cemetery was formally dedicated in 2009 and opened for burials the following year. Washington Crossing National Cemetery is the fourth national cemetery established in Pennsylvania and the 131st in the national cemetery system.

Cemetery Records

Records published here were acquired from US Department of Veterans Affairs on December 14, 2016. Dates of death range from 05/20/1944 to 09/24/2016. It also includes the burial of William Lohr, a soldier who died 02/29/1864.


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