Birch-Campbell Graveyard

At another Arlington cemetery, I pleased to report a good deed by avid preservationists among the student body at Marymount University.

For decades, a forbidding stand of trees and weeds hindered access to the Birch-Campbell cemetery in the middle of campus. It contains the graves of one of Arlington’s early prominent families, among them Caleb Birch (circa 1779-1858), a farmer and constable who built the nearby Birchwood Cabin. Also there is his wife Mary Bowling; their granddaughter Mariah (1844-1936), who married a William L. Campbell; and their great-grandson Andrew E. Birch (1860-1920).

Kudos to the Marymount clubs for clearing a passageway.

–Our Man In Arlington, 2014

Birch-Campbell Graveyard map 1

Birch-Campbell Graveyard map 1

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