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Arlington National Cemetery

Military cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, US / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Arlington National Cemetery is one of two cemeteries in the United States National Cemetery System that are maintained by the United States Army. Nearly 400,000 people are buried in its 639 acres (259 ha) in Arlington, Virginia.

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Arlington National Cemetery
Seal of Arlington National Cemetery
EstablishedMay 13, 1864; 159 years ago (May 13, 1864)
CountryUnited States
Coordinates38°52′45″N 77°04′20″W
Owned byU.S. Department of the Army
Size639 acres (259 ha)
No. of graves~400,000[1]
Find a GraveArlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery East Entrance & The Women's Military Memorial

Arlington National Cemetery was established during the American Civil War after the land the cemetery was built upon, Arlington Estate, was confiscated from the private ownership of Confederate States Army general Robert E. Lee's family following a tax dispute. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in April 2014, the Arlington National Cemetery Historic District includes the Cemetery, Arlington House, Memorial Drive, the Hemicycle, and Arlington Memorial Bridge.[2][3]