The second cemetery that you have inquired about is the Addison family cemetery at Oxon Hill Manor. This is the property of the original Oxon Hill Manor, the plantation house built for membersof the Addison family in the 18th century. This large brick house was destroyed by fire in 1895, and the present Oxon Hill Manor (now owned and operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, was built on land to the south in 1929. A considerable amount of archaeological work was done on the Oxon Hill Manor property before development of National Harbor began, and now the only above-ground reminder of the original historic property is the Addison cemetery. There are six inscribed stones for members of the Addison family, in poor condition, and certainly more burials the markers of which have not survived. The cemetery will be cleaned up and preserved as required in the development plans for National Harbor.
Thanks for your inquiry. I hope that this information is helpful.
Susan G. Pearl, Historian
Prince George's County Historical Society
: There two cemeteries in Oxon Hill that have
: caught my eye. Would PGCHS be as so kind to
: reply with the cemetery names? The first
: one is located behind the Oxon Hill Post
: Office building on Oxon Hill Rd and the
: other one is the cemetery on the hill as you
: go into National Harbor off of Oxon Hill
: Road. Any assistance would be appreciated.
: Bryan Green
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