The Lyles family cemetery fiasco (2002)is a very long story. If you want to see and hear about it, you'd need to make an appointment to visit the Prince George's County Historical Society library in Greenbelt (you can do that by calling 301-220-0330 and leaving a message, or sending an e-mail to email@example.com )
We can help you also with background history of the original Oxon Hill Manor and the Addison family cemetery, on the acreage of National Harbor.
Our library is located in the Greenbelt Library Branch of the PGC library system, 11 Crescent Road, Greenbelt.
: This is very helpful, thank you. Forgive my
: ignorance, but what is the Lyles family
: graves fiasco?
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: You're probably thinking of the Addison
: Crypt, that was located some yards away from
: the original Oxon Hill Manor. The house
: burned down in the late 1890s. The
: foundation stones of the house was visible
: from the south bound lane of Indian Head
: Highway (Rt 210) in the 1950s. Indian Head
: Highway is no longer the 2 lane deal it was
: 60 + years ago. In fact it's larger than the
: 4 lane highway it was when I was growing up
: in the 70s and 80s, particularly in that
: area. (There was a horse farm where the
: Clarion on Oxon Hill Rd is, when I was a
: child.) I highly doubt the MGM casino will
: be built on the south bound merge lanes onto
: Indian Head Highway.
: The book, Stones and Bones: cemetery
: records of Prince Georges County, MD has a
: brief discussion about the Addison family
: crypt because John Hanson was buried in the
: Additionally, when that area was initially
: being developed for the Port America project
: in the 1980s, artifacts found on the old
: Oxon Hill Manor site are supposedly at the
: MAC lab at Jefferson Patterson Park in
: Calvert County.
: Anyhow, it's good to investigate if a family
: cemetery is there. After the Lyles family
: graves fiasco 12 years ago, I wouldn't put
: it past any developer paving over or moving
: graves to put up some structure.
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: I'm a reporter and I've heard there may be a
: graveyard on the site where MGM plans to
: build a casino at National Harbor. I've seen
: photos that look like grave sites, but is
: there any way to verify this in historical
: I haven't found any cemeteries listed for
: that location on basic Google searches.
: Any ideas for where to call/look are much
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