Lyles Family Cemetery (Defunct)

Fort Washington, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
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This cemetery used to be located on Riverview Road.

In part, from the Washington Post dated June 26, 2002:

Dennis Magruder Lyles buried his four young children, all of whom died within six months of each other in 1826, in a small family plot near what is now Fort Washington. He may have thought Eliza, Henrietta, Sarah and William, none of whom reached age 6 before dying, would quietly remain in those graves for generations to come.

But in front of an odd mix of about 40 politicians, neighborhood activists, church officials and members of the media, the remains of Lyles, who died in 1828, and his children were reinterred at a plot at St. John's Episcopal Church in Broad Creek after they were removed from the original site.

Also on the 20 plus acres are unmarked burial sites of slaves and Indians. After winning a court battle, the property is now owned and maintained by the Maryland Park Commission.

GPS Coordinates: 38.73625, -77.0236

  • Added: 24 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2280534