Carter Cemetery

Carter Cemetery (HM16OD)

Location: Manassas, VA 20109
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N 38° 49.726', W 77° 31.304'

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Over 70 members of the Carter family rest in this cemetery - spanning multiple generations and two centuries of continuous ownership. The graves are arranged in a linear pattern, although none are marked with an inscribed headstone. The cemetery includes the graves of Landon Carter, Jr., the builder of Pittsylvania, and his son-in-law Dr. Isaac Henry, whose widow Judith would be killed during the First Battle of Manassas.

Following the destruction of Pittsylvania, the Carters built a modest new house near the site of the former mansion. Family members salvaged rock from the original foundation and nearby outbuildings to delineate the cemetery. In a letter to her cousin, Sarah Carter wrote in 1885: "Edwin [Carter] and Arthur Lee [Henry] have been hard at work hauling rock to enclose the dear old grave yard. It is done with a good strong wall around the gate and lock. I am so thankful we have lived to see it done." The last interment in the cemetery occurred in 1903.

HM NumberHM16OD
Placed ByManassas National Battlefield Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 4:44pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 281098 N 4300796
Decimal Degrees38.82876667, -77.52173333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 49.726', W 77° 31.304'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 49' 43.56" N, 77° 31' 18.24" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5675 Sudley Rd, Manassas VA 20109, US
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