Oak Hill Cemetery
Photo by Jim Malone.
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In the very northeastern corner of Georgetown lies the beautiful Oak Hill Cemetery. It was built in 1848 under the direction of Georgetown’s favorite son William Wilson Corcoran. Open daily (except Saturdays), the 22 acre cemetery is one of the most peaceful yet slightly eerie spots in Georgetown.
The bulk of its interments come from the well-to-do class of DC during the second half of the 19th century. There are generals, admirals, doctors and lawyers galore. But its also got more than a few Confederate spies and just about everyone involved in the Lincoln assassination minus Lincoln and Booth themselves. Even Confederate president Jefferson Davis was buried here until 1893.
After the jump, check out some of the more notable grave sites: Continue reading
The Office of the Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development announced a community meeting for December 1st at 7:00 to discuss the planned development of the historic Hurt Home at 3050 R St.
The best part of the meeting? Attend it and you get a rare chance to see the inside of the Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel:
Check out some photos from inside after the jump: Continue reading