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The location of Arlington National Cemetery









A visit to the Arlington National Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have any burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Arlington National Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Arlington National Cemetery (FAG ID #49269)

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Arlington National Cemetery ...

The Arlington National Cemetery is located in Arlington County.

The county seat for Arlington County is located in Arlington. Arlington lies just to the west of the Arlington National Cemetery [Map].

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Arlington National Cemetery

Lat:   38.8787°   (38° 52' 43")

Lon:   -77.0691°   (-77° 4' 8")

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 37 communities are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Arlington National Cemetery.

Alexandria   [Map]     Jefferson   [Map]    
Arlington Village   [Map]     Lake Barcroft   [Map]    
Arlington   [Map]     Lincolnia   [Map]    
Baileys Crossroads   [Map]     Lyon Village   [Map]    
Belle Haven   [Map]     Martin's Additions (MD)   [Map]    
Brandon Village   [Map]     McLean   [Map]    
Brookmont (MD)   [Map]     Oakcrest   [Map]    
Burgundy Village   [Map]     Offutt Village   [Map]    
Cherrydale   [Map]     Oxon Hill (MD)   [Map]    
Chevy Chase Section Three (MD)   [Map]     Penn Daw Village   [Map]    
Chevy Chase Village (MD)   [Map]     Riverwood   [Map]    
Chinquapin Village   [Map]     Rose Hill   [Map]    
Colonial Village   [Map]     Salona Village   [Map]    
Falls Church   [Map]     Seven Corners   [Map]    
Forest Heights (MD)   [Map]     Somerset (MD)   [Map]    
Garden City   [Map]     Warwick Village   [Map]    
Hillcrest Heights (MD)   [Map]     West Falls Church   [Map]    
Huntington   [Map]     Williamsburg Village   [Map]    
Jefferson Village   [Map]      

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Arlington National Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Arlington County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Arlington National Cemetery.

Alexandria   [Map]
 - Located in Alexandria City
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Arlington National Cemetery
 
Arlington   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Arlington National Cemetery
 
McLean   [Map]
 - Located in Fairfax County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Arlington National Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Arlington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anne Arundel County (MD):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Baltimore City (MD):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Baltimore County (MD):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Calvert County (MD):     Cyndi's
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Carroll County (MD):     Cyndi's
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Charles County (MD):     Cyndi's
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Dorchester County (MD):     Cyndi's
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Frederick County (MD):     Cyndi's
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Howard County (MD):     Cyndi's
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Kent County (MD):     Cyndi's
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Montgomery County (MD):     Cyndi's
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Prince George's County (MD):     Cyndi's
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Queen Anne's County (MD):     Cyndi's
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Saint Mary's County (MD):     Cyndi's
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Talbot County (MD):     Cyndi's
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Washington County (MD):     Cyndi's
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Alexandria City:     Cyndi's
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Caroline County:     Cyndi's
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Culpeper County:     Cyndi's
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Fairfax City:     Cyndi's
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Fairfax County:     Cyndi's
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Falls Church City:     Cyndi's
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Fauquier County:     Cyndi's
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Fredericksburg City:     Cyndi's
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King George County:     Cyndi's
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Loudoun County:     Cyndi's
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Manassas City:     Cyndi's
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Prince William County:     Cyndi's
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Spotsylvania County:     Cyndi's
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Stafford County:     Cyndi's
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Westmoreland County:     Cyndi's
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Jefferson County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Virginia,
Cemeteries of Arlington County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   The Arlington National Cemetery (FAG ID #49269)
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Virginia,
Cemeteries of Arlington County
 

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Virginia

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 55 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Arlington National Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Arlington County.

Alexandria National Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Alexandria City

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south (S) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Annandale UMC Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Fairfax County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Ball - Carlin Family Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Ball Family Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west (W) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Basil Halls Family Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Berry - Whitehead Family Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Bethel Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Alexandria City

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south (S) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #237699

Birch - Campbell Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Birch Family Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Birch - Payne Family Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

B'nai Israel Cemetery (MD)   [Map]

Located in Prince George's County (MD)

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Calloway UMC Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2439423

Cedar Hill Cemetery (MD)   [Map]

Located in Prince George's County (MD)

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east (E) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Columbia Gardens Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west (W) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Corbett Family Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Deuterman Family Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Donaldson Family Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Donaldson Family Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west (W) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (MD)   [Map]

Located in Prince George's County (MD)

A very large cemetery that lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #80969

Galloway Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Fairfax County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west (W) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Harrison Family Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Hebrew Cemetery (MD)   [Map]

Located in Prince George's County (MD)

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east (E) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Hicks Family Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Home of Peace Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Alexandria City

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south (S) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Ivy Hill Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Alexandria City

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south (S) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #50747

King David Memorial Gardens   [Map]

Located in Fairfax County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west (W) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Lincoln Memorial Cemetery (MD)   [Map]

Located in Prince George's County (MD)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Little Falls Presbyterian Church   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2351652

Lomax Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Marcey Family Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Mills Family Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west (W) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Minor Family Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Mt. Comfort Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Fairfax County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south (S) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #51254

Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

National Memorial Park   [Map]

Located in Fairfax County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west (W) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Falls Church City

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west (W) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Oxon Hill Cemetery (MD)   [Map]

Located in Prince George's County (MD)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Pelham Family Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Phillips Family Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

St. Barnabus Cemetery (MD)   [Map]

Located in Prince George's County (MD)

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Arlington National Cemetery

St. Charles School Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west northwest (WNW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

St. Ignatius Cemetery (MD)   [Map]

Located in Prince George's County (MD)

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Arlington National Cemetery

St. James Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Falls Church City

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west (W) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #51993

St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Alexandria City

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south (S) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #52015

St. Pauls Cemetery (MD)   [Map]

Located in Prince George's County (MD)

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Second Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Fairfax County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west (W) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Shelley Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west southwest (WSW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Shuters Hill Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Alexandria City

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south (S) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Southern - Shreve Family Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west (W) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Struder Family Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Fairfax County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south (S) of the Arlington National Cemetery

The Falls Church Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Falls Church City

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west (W) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Washington National Cemetery (MD)   [Map]

Located in Prince George's County (MD)

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Winslow - Whiting - Wilson Family Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

Wunder Family Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Arlington National Cemetery

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Arlington National Cemetery ...

While our initial data for the Arlington National Cemetery came from goverment sources, we have also found mention of the Arlington National Cemetery elsewhere. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Arlington National Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1462551   (Name of Record: Arlington National Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Arlington
Lat: 38.8792787     Lon: -77.0735889   [Map]
Elev: 47         Map Name: Washington West

Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:   FAG ID #49269

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Virginia

About Arlington County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Arlington County: www.co.arlington.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Arlington National Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8787, Longitude: -77.0691     [Map].

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