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John Custis' Tomb, Cape Charles

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Custis Tombs, also known as Custis cemetery at Arlington, is a historic family burial ground located near Cheapside, Northampton County, Virginia. It consists of two tombs surrounded by a poured concrete platform raised a few inches above ground level. It includes the grave of John Custis (1630-1696), Major General and member of the Council for Virginia and progenitor of the Custis family in America. The other tomb is the box-like marble tomb of John Custis IV (1678-1749) with its pyramidal top and drapery carvings on the long sides. The tombs were associated with Arlington mansion and located west of the separately listed Arlington Archeological Site.
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  • Small walk through trimmed grass, next to someone's back yard, but very interesting if you're into history
  • There are tombs and markers of house footprint. Difficult to read old markers. Thankfully there were a couple paper brochures left. Beautiful location. Interesting family.

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