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Aldie Mount Zion Cemetery

40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie, VA, 20105

Phone: 703-327-4583

Arnon Cemetery

Walker Rd, Great Falls, VA, 22066

Phone: 703-759-5984
Fax: 606-734-0023

Bluemont Ebenezer Cemetery

20421 Airmont Rd, Bluemont, VA, 20135

Phone: 540-554-2055

Bracey Saint Marks Cemetery

23919 Virginia 9, Purcellville, VA, 20132

Phone: 434-636-3180

Calvary Memorial Gardens Cemetery

9900 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA, 22032

Phone: 703-323-5202

Cemetery & Funeral Association Interantional

107 Carpenter Dr, Sterling, VA, 20164

Phone: 703-391-8400
Fax: 703-391-8416

City of Fairfax Cemetery

3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA, 22030

Phone: 703-273-2006

Clifton Payne Cemetery

12855 Yates Ford Rd, Clifton, VA, 20124

Fairfax Cemetery Department

10567 Main St, Fairfax, VA, 22030

Phone: 703-385-7997

Fairfax Memorial Park Cemetery

9900 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA, 22032

Phone: 703-323-5202
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Falls Church Noahs Ark Pet Cemetery

7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA, 22042

Phone: 703-573-8800

Falls Church Oakwood Cemetery

100 S Roosevelt St, Falls Church, VA, 22042

Phone: 703-534-2288

Falls Church Oakwood Cemetery Association

2725 Woodley Pl, Falls Church, VA, 22046

Phone: 703-237-0939

Falls Church Saint James Cemetery

905 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA, 22046

Phone: 703-241-2390

Herndon Chestnut Grove Cemetery

831 Dranesville Rd, Herndon, VA, 20170

Phone: 703-435-6811

King David Memorial Garden Cemetery

7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA, 22042

Phone: 703-560-4400

Kline Memorials Cemetery

9014 Centreville Rd, Manassas, VA, 20110

Phone: 703-368-5013
Fax: 703-368-3505

Leesburg Balls Bluff Battlefield And National Cemetery

Ball's Blf Rd, Leesburg, VA, 20176

Phone: 540-825-0027

Leesburg Balls Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery

Battlefield Pkwy, Leesburg, VA, 20176

Phone: 703-779-9372

Leesburg Union Cemetery

323 N King St, Leesburg, VA, 20176

Phone: 703-777-3186
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Manassas Confederate Cemetery

Ctr St, Manassas, VA, 20110

Phone: 703-257-8372

National Memorial Park Cemetery

7400 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA, 22042

Phone: 703-560-0019

Nokesville Greenwich Cemetery

9510 Burwell Rd, Nokesville, VA, 20181

Pleasant Valley Memorial Park Cemetery

8420 Little Riv Turnpike, Annandale, VA, 22003

Phone: 703-978-3900
Fax: 703-978-4567

Purcellville Hillsboro Cemetery

15142 Hlsboro Rd, Purcellville, VA, 20132

Phone: 540-668-6777

Purcellville Mount Olivet Cemetery

37766 Cooksville Rd, Purcellville, VA, 20132

Stonewall Memory Gardens Cemetery

12004 Lee Highway, Manassas, VA, 20109

Phone: 703-754-4210
Fax: 703-753-3685

Swindall Cemetery

24228 Beaver Meadow Rd, Sterling, VA, 20166

Phone: 276-926-6423

The Shirley Cemetery

Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, VA, 20155

Maryland

Brannon Cemetery

27 Wynkoop Court, Bethesda, MD, 20817

Phone: 304-804-2066

Garden Of Remembrance Memorial Cemetery

14321 Comus Rd, Clarksburg, MD, 20871

Phone: 301-428-3000
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Germantown All Souls Cemetery

11401 Brink Rd, Germantown, MD, 20876

Phone: 301-428-1995

Monocacy Cemetery

19801 W Hunter Rd, Beallsville, MD, 20839

Phone: 301-349-5176

Rockville Cemetery

1350 Baltimore Rd, Rockville, MD, 20851

Phone: 301-309-0191

Rockville Cemetery Association 762-2262

414 Hungerford Dr, Rockville, MD, 20850

Phone: 301-309-0191

Saint Josephs Carrollton Manor Cemetery

5843 Manor Woods Rd, Frederick, MD, 21703

Phone: 301-663-0907

Saint Matthews Cemetery

4004 Ballenger Crk Pike, Frederick, MD, 21703

Phone: 301-694-4947

St Gabriel Parish Cemetery

9200 Kentsdale Dr, Rockville, MD, 20854

Phone: 301-871-6500

St Marys Parish Cemetery

520 Veirs Mill Rd, Rockville, MD, 20852

Phone: 301-871-6500

Sugarloaf Pet Cemetery

21511 Peach Tree Rd, Dickerson, MD, 20842

Phone: 301-972-8882
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About Cemeteries

A cemetery is a place where dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. It is a locale set aside, either by governmental authority or private enterprise. A public cemetery is open for use by the community at large while a private cemetery is used only by a small segment of a community or by a family. The establishment of a cemetery involves the process of formally designating a tract of land for use for the burial of the dead. It must be set apart, marked, and distinguished from adjoining ground as a graveyard.

A cemetery is not only subject to the laws of ordinary property due to their inherently different nature. Most states have established rigorous laws that specifically apply to cemeteries. Private interests in the place of burial are subject to the control of public authorities, which have the right to require the disinterment of bodies if deemed necessary.

The law contemplates generally two categories of cemeteries, public and private. A public cemetery is one used by the general community, a neighborhood, or a church, while a private cemetery is one used only by a family or a small portion of the community. However, actual public use rather than ownership determines whether a cemetery is public. Thus, a cemetery, though privately owned or maintained, may be deemed a public cemetery if it is open, under reasonable regulations, to the use of the public for the burial of the dead. A cemetery, though privately owned, is properly classified as a “public cemetery” where it consists of a great number of burial plots or sites sold and for sale to the public. Conversely, a family burying ground has been defined by statute as one in which no lots are sold to the public and in which interments are restricted to a group of persons related to each other by blood or marriage.