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Department of Veterans Affairs Cemeteries

 

Cemetery Listing - Tennessee

 

National Cemeteries

The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) National Cemetery Administration maintains 131 national cemeteries in 40 states (and Puerto Rico) as well as 33 soldier's lots and monument sites.

Please note that there is not a VA national cemetery in every state. You may also want to check the listing of State veterans cemeteries.

Cemetery Address Contact Burial Space
Chattanooga National Cemetery 1200 Bailey Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: 423-855-6590
FAX: 423-855-6597
Open
Knoxville National Cemetery 939 Tyson St. NW
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone: 423-855-6590
FAX: 423-855-6597
Cremation Only
Memphis National Cemetery 3568 Townes Ave.
Memphis, TN 38122
Phone: 901-386-8311
FAX: 901-382-0750
Cremation Only
Mountain Home National Cemetery 53 Memorial Avenue
Mountain Home, TN 37684
Phone: 423-979-3535
FAX: 423-979-3521
Open
Nashville National Cemetery 1420 Gallatin Rd. S
Madison, TN 37115
Phone: 615-860-0086
FAX: 615-860-8691
Cremation Only

State Cemeteries

Many states have established state veterans cemeteries. Eligibility is similar to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries, but may include residency requirements. Even though they may have been established or improved with Government funds through VA's Veterans Cemetery Grants Program, state veterans cemeteries are run solely by the states. We cannot answer your questions or comments about any of these veterans cemeteries. Please contact the specific cemetery for information.

Cemetery Address Contact Funded
Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs 215 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Many-Bears Grinder, Commissioner
Phone: 615-741-2931
FAX: 615-741-5056
N/A
East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery - Lyons View Pike 5901 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
William (Bill) Griffith, Director
Phone: 865-594-6776
FAX: 865-594-5181
YES
East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery - Gov. John Sevier Hwy. 2200 East Governor John Sevier Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
William (Bill) Griffith, Director
Phone: 865-577-3228
FAX: 865-573-3792
YES
Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery 7931 McCrory Lane
Nashville, TN 37221
Joe Lindsey, Director
Phone: 615-532-2238
FAX: 615-532-2241
YES
West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery 4000 Forest Hill/Irene Road
Memphis, TN 38125

Phone: 901-543-7005
FAX: 901-543-7141
YES

National Cemeteries: Definition of Burial Space

Open

  • This cemetery has space available to accommodate casketed and cremated remains.

Closed

  • This cemetery is closed to new interments. The only interments that are being accepted are subsequent interments for veterans or eligible family members in an existing gravesite. Periodically however, burial space may become available due to a canceled reservation or when a disinterment has been completed. When either of these two scenarios occurs the cemetery will assign such gravesites or columbarium niches to other eligible Veterans or family members at the time of the request. Since there is no way to know in advance when a gravesite may become available, please contact the cemetery at the time of need to inquire whether space is available.

Cremation Only

  • This cemetery has space available for cremated remains. We may be able to accommodate casketed remains in the same gravesite of previously interred family members.

State Cemeteries: Definition of Federally Funded and Unfunded

Not A VA Grant Funded Cemetery

  • The State has not applied for and received a VA grant to establish, expand or improve this veterans cemetery. The cemetery is owned and operated by a state.

VA Grant Funded Cemetery

  • Grants are used only to establish, expand or improve veterans cemeteries that are owned and operated by a state. Aid is granted only to states, not to private organizations, counties, cities, or other government agencies.
  • VA can provide up to 100 percent of the development cost for an approved project. For establishment of new cemeteries, VA can provide for operating equipment as well. VA cannot pay for acquisition of land.
  • Cemeteries established under the grant program must conform to the standards and guidelines pertaining to site selection, planning, and construction prescribed by VA.
  • Cemeteries must be operated solely for the interment of service members who die on active duty, veterans (as defined by federal law), and their eligible spouses and dependent children. States may impose residency requirements and other limitations to eligibility in addition to those imposed by federal law. State eligibility requirements, however, may not be less stringent than Federal requirements.
  • The administration, operation, and maintenance of a VA-supported state cemetery is solely the responsibility of the state.

We cannot answer your questions or comments about any of these state veterans cemeteries. Please contact the specific cemetery for information.

NOTE: Many of the links above will take you outside the VA web site.