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He is the author of "The Everything American Presidents Book" and "Colonial Life: Government." our editorial process Martin Kelly Updated November 04, 2019 Forty-five men have served as President of the United States since George Washington first assumed the office in 1789. Of these, forty have passed away. Their burial sites are located across eighteen states along with one at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The state with the most presidential graves is Virginia with seven, two of which are at Arlington National Cemetery. New York has six presidential graves. Close behind this, Ohio is the location of five presidential burial sites. Tennessee was the location of three presidential burials. Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas, and California each have two presidents buried in their borders. The states that each have only one burial site are: Kentucky, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Vermont, Missouri, Kansas, and Michigan. The president who died the youngest was John F. Kennedy. He was only 46 when he was assassinated during his first term in office. Two presidents lived to be 93: Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford; George H.W. Bush was 94 when he died in November of 2018, and at 95 years old, the longest lived president today is Jimmy Carter, born October 1, 1924. Official State Funerals Since the death of George Washington in 1799, Americans have marked the death of many of the US presidents with periods of national mourning and state funerals. This is especially the case when the presidents have died while in office. When John F. Kennedy was assassinated, his flag-draped coffin traveled on a horse-drawn caisson from the White House to the US Capitol where hundreds of thousands of mourners came to pay their respect. Three days after being killed, a mass was said at St. Matthew's Cathedral and his body was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in a state funeral attended by dignitaries from around the world. Following is a list of each of the deceased US presidents in order of their presidencies along with the location of their grave sites: Burial Places of the Presidents George Washington 1732–1799 Mount Vernon, Virginia John Adams 1735–1826 Quincy, Massachusetts Thomas Jefferson 1743–1826 Charlottesville, Virgnina James Madison 1751–1836 Mount Pelier Station, Virginia James Monroe 1758–1831 Richmond, Virginia John Quincy Adams 1767–1848 Quincy, Massachusetts Andrew Jackson 1767–1845 The Hermitage near Nashville, Tennessee Martin Van Buren 1782–1862 Kinderhook, New York William Henry Harrison 1773–1841 North Bend, Ohio John Tyler 1790–1862 Richmond, Virginia James Knox Polk 1795–1849 Nashville, Tennessee Zachary Taylor 1784–1850 Louisville, Kentucky Millard Fillmore 1800–1874 Buffalo, New York Franklin Pierce 1804–1869 Concord, New Hampshire James Buchanan 1791–1868 Lancaster, Pennsylvania Abraham Lincoln 1809–1865 Springfield, Illinois Andrew Johnson 1808–1875 Greenville, Tennessee Ulysses Simpson Grant 1822–1885 New York City, New York Rutherford Birchard Hayes 1822–1893 Fremont, Ohio James Abram Garfield 1831–1881 Cleveland, Ohio Chester Alan Arthur 1830–1886 Albany, New York Stephen Grover Cleveland 1837–1908 Princeton, New Jersey Benjamin Harrison 1833–1901 Indianapolis, Indiana Stephen Grover Cleveland 1837–1908 Princeton, New Jersey William McKinley 1843–1901 Canton, Ohio Theodore Roosevelt 1858–1919 Oyster Bay, New York William Howard Taft 1857–1930 Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia Thomas Woodrow Wilson 1856–1924 Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. Warren Gamaliel Harding 1865–1923 Marion, Ohio John Calvin Coolidge 1872–1933 Plymouth, Vermont Herbert Clark Hoover 1874–1964 West Branch, Iowa Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1882–1945 Hyde Park, New York Harry S Truman 1884–1972 Independence, Missouri Dwight David Eisenhower 1890–1969 Abilene, Kansas John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917–1963 Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia Lyndon Baines Johnson 1908–1973 Stonewall, Texas Richard Milhous Nixon 1913–1994 Yorba Linda, California Gerald Rudolph Ford 1913–2006 Grand Rapids, Michigan Ronald Wilson Reagan 1911–2004 Simi Valley, California George H. W. Bush 1924–2018 College Station, Texas Cite this Article Format mla apa chicago Your Citation Kelly, Martin. "Burial Places of Former US Presidents." ThoughtCo, Feb. 16, 2021, thoughtco.com/burial-places-of-the-presidents-105431. Kelly, Martin. (2021, February 16). Burial Places of Former US Presidents. 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