List of burial places of presidents and vice presidents of the United States

Burial places of presidents and vice presidents of the United States are located across 23 states and the District of Columbia. Since the office was established in 1789, 44 persons have served as President of the United States. Of these, 38 have died. The state with the most presidential burial sites is Virginia with seven. Since its 1789 establishment, 48 persons have served as Vice President of the United States. Of these, 41 have died. The state with the most vice presidential burial sites is New York with 10. Fourteen persons have served as both president and as vice president. Of these, 13 have died, and each is listed in both tables. Altogether, 78 persons have held either or both offices. Of these, 66 have died. (Go to Maps and diagrams section)

The first table below lists each deceased president's place of burial, along with date of death, and the order of their presidency. The second table lists each deceased vice president's place of burial, along with date of death, and the order of their vice presidency.

Presidential burial places

OP President Date of death Burial place City State Site image
1 George Washington[1] December 14, 1799[2] Mount Vernon[upper-alpha 1] Fairfax County Virginia
2 John Adams[4] July 4, 1826[5][upper-alpha 2] United First Parish Church[upper-alpha 3] Quincy Massachusetts
3 Thomas Jefferson[6] July 4, 1826[7][upper-alpha 2] Monticello Charlottesville Virginia
4 James Madison[9] June 28, 1836 Montpelier Orange Virginia
5 James Monroe[10] July 4, 1831 James Monroe Tomb,[upper-alpha 4] Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia
6 John Quincy Adams[11] February 23, 1848 United First Parish Church[upper-alpha 5] Quincy Massachusetts
7 Andrew Jackson[12] June 8, 1845 The Hermitage Nashville Tennessee
8 Martin Van Buren[13] July 24, 1862 Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery Kinderhook New York
9 William Henry Harrison[14] April 4, 1841[15][upper-alpha 6] William Henry Harrison Tomb State Memorial[upper-alpha 7] North Bend Ohio
10 John Tyler[17] January 18, 1862 Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia
11 James K. Polk[18] June 15, 1849 Tennessee State Capitol[upper-alpha 8] Nashville Tennessee
12 Zachary Taylor[19] July 9, 1850[upper-alpha 6] Zachary Taylor National Cemetery[upper-alpha 9] Louisville Kentucky
13 Millard Fillmore[20] March 8, 1874 Forest Lawn Cemetery Buffalo New York
14 Franklin Pierce[21] October 8, 1869 Old North Cemetery Concord New Hampshire
15 James Buchanan[22] June 1, 1868 Woodward Hill Cemetery Lancaster Pennsylvania
16 Abraham Lincoln[23] April 15, 1865[upper-alpha 6] Lincoln Tomb,[upper-alpha 10] Oak Ridge Cemetery Springfield Illinois
17 Andrew Johnson[24] July 31, 1875 Andrew Johnson National Cemetery Greeneville Tennessee
18 Ulysses S. Grant[25] July 23, 1885 General Grant National Memorial[upper-alpha 11] New York City New York
19 Rutherford B. Hayes[26] January 17, 1893 Spiegel Grove[upper-alpha 12] Fremont Ohio
20 James A. Garfield[27] September 19, 1881[28][upper-alpha 6] James A. Garfield Memorial,[upper-alpha 13] Lake View Cemetery Cleveland Ohio
21 Chester A. Arthur[30] November 18, 1886 Albany Rural Cemetery Menands New York
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Grover Cleveland[31] June 24, 1908 Princeton Cemetery Princeton New Jersey
23 Benjamin Harrison[32] March 13, 1901 Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana
25 William McKinley[33] September 14, 1901[upper-alpha 6] McKinley National Memorial[upper-alpha 15] Canton Ohio
26 Theodore Roosevelt[34] January 6, 1919 Youngs Memorial Cemetery Oyster Bay New York
27 William Howard Taft[35] March 8, 1930 Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Virginia
28 Woodrow Wilson[36] February 3, 1924 Washington National Cathedral Washington, D.C.
29 Warren G. Harding[37] August 2, 1923[upper-alpha 6] Harding Tomb[upper-alpha 16] Marion Ohio
30 Calvin Coolidge[38] January 5, 1933 Plymouth Notch Cemetery Plymouth Notch Vermont
31 Herbert Hoover[39] October 20, 1964 Hoover Presidential Library West Branch Iowa
32 Franklin D. Roosevelt[40] April 12, 1945[upper-alpha 6] Springwood Hyde Park New York
33 Harry S. Truman[41] December 26, 1972 Truman Presidential Library Independence Missouri
34 Dwight D. Eisenhower[42] March 28, 1969 Eisenhower Presidential Center Abilene Kansas
35 John F. Kennedy[43] November 22, 1963[upper-alpha 6] Kennedy gravesite,[upper-alpha 17] Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Virginia
36 Lyndon B. Johnson[45] January 22, 1973 Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Stonewall Texas
37 Richard Nixon[46] April 22, 1994 Nixon Presidential Library Yorba Linda California
38 Gerald Ford[47] December 26, 2006 Gerald R. Ford Museum Grand Rapids Michigan
40 Ronald Reagan[48] June 5, 2004 Reagan Presidential Library Simi Valley California

Notes

  1. Interred at this site on October 7, 1837, after initially being interred in the "old tomb", also at Mount Vernon.[3]
  2. 1 2 Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4, 1826; Jefferson's death occurred approximately five hours before Adams's.[8]
  3. Interred at this site in 1828, after initially being interred in the Hancock Cemetery, Quincy, Massachusetts.
  4. Interred at this site on July 5, 1858, after initially being interred in the New York City Marble Cemetery.
  5. Interred at this site in 1852, after initially being interred in the Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C., and then at Hancock Cemetery, Quincy, Massachusetts.
  6. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Died in office.
  7. Interred at this site on July 7, 1841, after initially being interred in the Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C..[16]
  8. Interred at this site in 1893, after initially being interred in the Nashville City Cemetery, and then at Polk Place, also in Nashville, Tennessee.
  9. Interred at this site in October 1850, after initially being interred in the Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C..
  10. Between May 4, 1865, when it first arrived at Oak Ridge Cemetery, and September 26, 1901, Lincoln's casket was moved 17 times, and opened on five occasions.
  11. Interred at this site on April 17, 1897, after initially being interred in Riverside Park, New York City.
  12. Interred at this site on April 3, 1915, after initially being interred in Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio.
  13. Interred at this site on May 19, 1890, after initially being interred in a temporary vault, also at Lake View Cemetery.[29]
  14. Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms in office, and due to this is counted as the nation's 22nd president and its 24th president.
  15. Interred at this site in September 1907, after initially being interred in West Lawn Cemetery, Canton, Ohio.
  16. Interred at this site in 1927, after initially being interred in Marion Cemetery, Marion, Ohio.
  17. Interred at this site on March 14, 1967, after initially being interred in a temporary grave, also at Arlington National Cemetery.[44]

Vice presidential burial places

OVP Vice President Date of death Burial place City State Site image
1 John Adams[49] July 4, 1826[5][lower-alpha 1] United First Parish Church[lower-alpha 2] Quincy Massachusetts
2 Thomas Jefferson[50] July 4, 1826[7][lower-alpha 1] Monticello Charlottesville Virginia
3 Aaron Burr[51] September 14, 1836 Princeton Cemetery Princeton New Jersey
4 George Clinton[52] April 20, 1812[lower-alpha 3] Old Dutch Churchyard[lower-alpha 4] Kingston New York
5 Elbridge Gerry[53] November 23, 1814[lower-alpha 3] Congressional Cemetery Washington, D.C.
6 Daniel Tompkins[54] June 11, 1825 St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery New York City New York
7 John C. Calhoun[55] March 31, 1850 St. Phillips Churchyard Charleston South Carolina
8 Martin Van Buren[56] July 24, 1862 Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery Kinderhook New York
9 Richard M. Johnson[57] November 19, 1850 Frankfort Cemetery Frankfort Kentucky
10 John Tyler[58] January 18, 1862 Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia
11 George M. Dallas[59] December 31, 1864 St. Peter’s Churchyard Philadelphia Pennsylvania
12 Millard Fillmore[60] March 8, 1874 Forest Lawn Cemetery Buffalo New York
13 William R. King[61] April 18, 1853[lower-alpha 3] Live Oak Cemetery[lower-alpha 5] Selma Alabama
14 John C. Breckinridge[63] May 17, 1875 Lexington Cemetery Lexington Kentucky
15 Hannibal Hamlin[64] July 4, 1891 Mount Hope Cemetery Bangor Maine
16 Andrew Johnson[65] July 31, 1875 Andrew Johnson National Cemetery Greeneville Tennessee
17 Schuyler Colfax[66] January 13, 1885 City Cemetery South Bend Indiana
18 Henry Wilson[67] November 22, 1875[lower-alpha 3] Old Dell Park Cemetery Natick Massachusetts
19 William A. Wheeler[68] June 4, 1887 Morningside Cemetery Malone New York
20 Chester Arthur[69] November 18, 1886 Albany Rural Cemetery Menands New York
21 Thomas A. Hendricks[70] November 25, 1885[lower-alpha 3] Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana
22 Levi P. Morton[71] May 16, 1920 Rhinebeck Cemetery Rhinebeck New York
23 Adlai Stevenson I[72] June 14, 1914 Evergreen Cemetery Bloomington Illinois
24 Garret Hobart[73] November 21, 1899[lower-alpha 3] Cedar Lawn Cemetery Paterson New Jersey
25 Theodore Roosevelt[74] January 6, 1919 Youngs Memorial Cemetery Oyster Bay New York
26 Charles W. Fairbanks[75] June 4, 1918 Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana
27 James S. Sherman[76] October 30, 1912[lower-alpha 3] Forest Hill Cemetery Utica New York
28 Thomas R. Marshall[77] June 1, 1925 Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana
29 Calvin Coolidge[78] January 5, 1933 Plymouth Notch Cemetery Plymouth Notch Vermont
30 Charles G. Dawes[79] April 23, 1951 Rosehill Cemetery Chicago Illinois
31 Charles Curtis[80] February 8, 1936 Topeka Cemetery Topeka Kansas
32 John Nance Garner[81] November 7, 1967 Uvalde Cemetery Uvalde Texas
33 Henry A. Wallace[82] November 18, 1965 Glendale Cemetery[lower-alpha 6] Des Moines Iowa
34 Harry S. Truman[84] December 26, 1972 Truman Presidential Library Independence Missouri
35 Alben W. Barkley[85] April 30, 1956 Mount Kenton Cemetery Paducah Kentucky
36 Richard Nixon[86] April 22, 1994 Nixon Presidential Library Yorba Linda California
37 Lyndon B. Johnson[87] January 22, 1973 Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Stonewall Texas
38 Hubert Humphrey[88] January 13, 1978 Lakewood Cemetery Minneapolis Minnesota
39 Spiro Agnew[89] September 17, 1996 Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens Timonium Maryland
40 Gerald Ford[90] December 26, 2006 Gerald R. Ford Museum Grand Rapids Michigan
41 Nelson Rockefeller[91] January 26, 1979 Rockefeller Family Cemetery[lower-alpha 7] Sleepy Hollow New York

Future arrangements

Among the living presidents and vice presidents, George H.W. Bush's future burial site is fairly clear. Bush's wife Barbara was interred at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas, in a family plot with signage which indicates that Bush will also be interred there.

Former president George W. Bush and his wife Laura will be interred at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in University Park, Texas.

Notes

  1. 1 2 Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4, 1826; Jefferson's death occurred approximately five hours before Adams's.[8]
  2. Interred at this site in 1828, after initially being interred in the Hancock Cemetery, Quincy, Massachusetts.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Died in office.
  4. Interred at this site in 1908, after initially being interred in the Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C..
  5. Interred at this site in 1882, after initially being interred at Chestnut Hill, his plantation near Selma, Alabama.[62]
  6. Cremated in Bridgeport, Connecticut, ashes interred at this site.[83]
  7. Cremated ashes interred at this site.[92]

Maps and diagrams

Map showing burial sites of U.S. presidents
Map showing burial sites of U.S. vice presidents

See also

References

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