Association: The Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery is the nonprofit organization that acts as a steward of the site.
Board of Directors: Appointed members in charge of supervision and decision making for the Association.
Burial Plot: A plot of land designated by Range and Site numbers that may be used for the burial of human remains. Typically measures 3’ by 8’ with a 2’ pathway for separation between every other range.
Cemetery: A burial park for the combination of earth interments and inurnments and tomb, crypt, or mausoleum entombments.
Entombment: The interment of remains in a tomb, vault, or mausoleum.
Footstone: Memorial placed at the foot of the grave. Generally flush to the ground.
Headstone: Memorial placed at the head of the grave.
Interment: An interment may be in the form of a full body casket or an urn, and placed in the ground.
Interment Right: An Interment Right shall be defined as the right to bury the remains of human remains in a designated burial site.
Inurnment: A burial in the form of ashes and/or urn.
Lineal Descendant: A person in direct ancestral line of a lot owner. For example: grandmother, mother, and granddaughter.
Mausoleum: Aboveground structures that hold remains.
Memorial: Includes a monument, marker, tablet, headstone, private mausoleum, or tomb to commemorate and indicate the location of a burial.
Niche: Area designed for cremation inurnments.
Lot Owner: Person who purchased the Interment Right for a particular burial site and regulates decisions made about the burial site with the approval of the Association.
Range: Numbered dissections dividing the cemetery from West to East; The first number in the address of a specific burial plot.
Site: Numbered dissections dividing the cemetery from North to South; The second number in the address of a specific burial plot.