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National Cemetery Administration

Dates Established

Original National Cemeteries:

 

Cemetery

Location

Year Est.

First Burial

Alexandria

Alexandria, Va.

1862

1862

Annapolis

Annapolis, Md.

1862

1862

Antietam1

Sharpsburg, Md.

1862

1862

Camp Butler

Springfield, Ill.

1862

1862

Cypress Hills

Brooklyn, N.Y.

1862

1848

Danville

Danville, Ky.

1862

1862

Fort Leavenworth

Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

1862

1827

Fort Scott

Fort Scott, Kan.

1862

1862

Keokuk

Keokuk, Iowa

1862

1861

Loudon Park

Baltimore, Md.

1862

1861

Mill Springs

Nancy, Ky.

1862

1862

New Albany

New Albany, Ind.

1862

1862

Philadelphia2

Philadelphia, Pa.

1862

1862

Soldiers Home3

Washington, D.C.

1862

1862

 

Established from 1862 to 1872 for reinterments of Civil War battle dead, soldiers who died while held prisoner and soldiers who died in hospitals.

Cemetery

Location

Year Est.

First Burial

Beaufort

Beaufort, S.C.

1863

1863

Cave Hill

Louisville, Ky.

1863

1861

Gettysburg4

Gettysburg, Pa.

1863

1863

Knoxville

Knoxville, Tenn.

1863

1863

Lexington

Lexington, Ky.

1863

1861

Rock Island

Rock Island, Ill.

1863

1815

 

 

 

 

Beverly

Beverly, N.J.

1864

1864

Mound City

Mound City, Ill.

1864

1864

 

 

 

 

Andersonville4

Andersonville, Ga.

1864

1865

Arlington3

Arlington, Va.

1865

1865

Balls Bluff

Leesburg, Va.

1865

1865

Florence

Florence, S.C.

1865

1864

Fredericksburg4

Fredericksburg, Va.

1865

1865

Mobile

Mobile, Ala.

1865

1865

Salisbury5

Salisbury, N.C.

1865

1863

Stones River4

Murfreesboro, Tenn.

1865

1865

 

 

 

 

Camp Nelson

Nicholasville, Ky.

1866

1863

City Point

Hopewell, Va.

1866

1866

Cold Harbor

Mechanicsville, Va.

1866

1866

Corinth

Corinth, Miss.

1866

1866

Crown Hill

Indianapolis, Ind.

1866

1866

Danville

Danville, Va.

1866

1866

Glendale

Richmond, Va.

1866

1866

Fort Harrison

Fort Harrison, Va.

1866

1866

Hampton

Hampton, Va.

1866

1866

Jefferson Barracks

St. Louis, Mo.

1866

1827

Marietta

Marietta, Ga.

1866

1866

Nashville

Madison, Tenn.

1866

1866

Natchez

Natchez, Miss.

1866

1866

Poplar Grove4

Petersburg, Va.

1866

1864

Port Hudson

Zachary, La.

1866

1863

Richmond

Richmond, Va.

1866

1866

Seven Pines

Sandston, Va.

1866

1866

Staunton

Staunton, Va.

1866

1866

Vicksburg4

Vicksburg, Miss.

1866

1866

Winchester

Winchester, Va.

1866

1866

Yorktown4

Yorktown, Va.

1866

1866

 

 

 

 

Alexandria

Pineville, La.

1867

1867

Battleground4

Washington, D.C.

1867

1864

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, La.

1867

1867

Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tenn.

1867

1863

Culpeper

Culpeper, Va.

1867

1867

Dayton7

Dayton, Ohio

1867

1867

Fayetteville

Fayetteville, Ark.

1867

1867

Fort Donelson4

Dover, Tenn.

1867

1867

Fort Lyon6

Fort Lyon, Colo.

1867

1867

Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Ark.

1867

1819

Grafton

Grafton, W.V.

1867

1867

Jefferson City

Jefferson City, Mo.

1867

1861

Lebanon

Lebanon, Ky.

1867

1867

Memphis

Memphis, Tenn.

1867

1867

New Bern

New Bern, N.C.

1867

1867

San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

1867

1867

Shiloh4

Shiloh, Tenn.

1867

1867

Springfield

Springfield, Mo.

1867

1867

Wilmington

Wilmington, N.C.

1867

1867

 

 

 

 

Barrancas

Barrancas, Fla.

1868

1838

Chalmette4

Chalmette, La.

1868

1868

Fort Gibson

Fort Gibson, Okla.

1868

1831

Little Rock

Little Rock, Ark.

1868

1868

 

 

 

 

Raleigh

Raleigh, N.C.

1871

1865

Wood7

Wood, Wis.

1871

1867

Established from 1873 to 1973. Many were originally post cemeteries at frontier forts. Twenty-one were established on the grounds of national homes for veterans or on the grounds of VA medical facilities and did not become national cemeteries until 1973.

 

Cemetery

Location

Year Est.

First Burial

Fort McPherson

Maxwell, Neb.

1873

1867

 

 

 

 

Woodlawn

Elmira, N.Y.

1874

1864

 

 

 

 

Finn's Point

Salem, N.J.

1875

1837

Santa Fe

Santa Fe, N.M.

1875

1868

 

 

 

 

Fort Meade8

Sturgis, S.D.

1878

1878

 

 

 

 

Bath8

Bath, N.Y.

1879

1879

Little Bighorn4

Crow Agency, Mo.

1879

1879

 

 

 

 

St. Augustine

St. Augustine, Fla.

1881

1839

 

 

 

 

San Francisco

San Francisco, Calif.

1884

1850

 

 

 

 

Danville8

Danville, Ill.

1898

1898

Hampton VAMC8

Hampton (VAMC), Va.

1898

1898

 

 

 

 

Quincy

Quincy, Ill.

1899

1862

 

 

 

 

Mountain Home8

Mountain Home Tenn.

1903

1903

 

 

 

 

Andrew Johnson4

Greenville, Tenn.

1906

1906

 

 

 

 

Fort Bayard8

Fort Bayard, N.M.

1922

1866

 

 

 

 

Sitka

Sitka, Alaska

1924

1890

 

 

 

 

Zachary Taylor

Louisville, Ky.

1928

1829

 

 

 

 

Hot Springs8

Hot Springs, S.D.

1930

1903

Leavenworth8

Leavenworth, Kan.

1930

1886

Los Angeles8

Los Angeles, Calif.

1930

1889

Marion8

Marion, Ind.

1930

1888

 

 

 

 

Prescott8

Prescott, Ariz.

1931

1864

 

 

 

 

Roseburg8

Roseburg, Ore.

1932

1897

 

 

 

 

Bay Pines

Bay Pines, Fla.

1933

1933

 

 

 

 

Biloxi8

Biloxi, Miss.

1934

1934

Fort Rosecrans

San Diego, Calif.

1934

1902

 

 

 

 

Baltimore

Baltimore, Md.

1936

1936

Togus8

Togus, Maine

1936

1866

Long Island

Farmingdale, L.I., N.Y.

1936

1936

 

 

 

 

Fort Sam Houston

San Antonio, Texas

1937

1926

 

 

 

 

Golden Gate

San Bruno, Calif.

1938

1941

 

 

 

 

Fort Bliss

Fort Bliss, Texas

1939

1848

Fort Snelling

Minneapolis, Minn.

1939

1870

 

 

 

 

Kerrville8

Kerrville, Texas

1943

1943

 

 

 

 

Alton

Alton, Ill.

1948

1862

Black Hills

Sturgis, S.D.

1948

1878

Natl. Memorial Cem. of the Pacific

Honolulu, Hawaii

1948

1949

Puerto Rico

Bayamon, P.R.

1948

1943

 

 

 

 

Fort Logan

Denver, Colo.

1950

1889

Willamette

Portland, Ore.

1950

1951

 

 

 

 

Eagle Point8

Eagle Point, Ore.

1952

1952

 

 

 

 

Houston8

Houston, Texas

1963

1965



National cemeteries established after 1973 that are maintained by the National Cemetery Administration.



 

Cemetery

Location

Year Est.

First Burial

Calverton

Calverton, N.Y.

1976

1978

Indiantown Gap

Annville, Pa.

1976

1982

Massachusetts

Bourne, Mass.

1976

1980

Riverside

Riverside, Calif.

1976

1978

 

 

 

 

Quantico

Triangle, Va.

1977

1983

 

 

 

 

Fort Custer

Augusta, Mich.

1982

1982

 

 

 

 

Fort Richardson9

Fort Richardson, Alaska

1984

1942

 

 

 

 

Fort Mitchell

Phoenix City, Ala.

1987

1987

Florida

Bushnell, Fla.

1987

1988

West Virginia

Pruntytown, W.V.

1987

1988

 

 

 

 

Natl. Memorial Cem. of Arizona10

Phoenix, Ariz.

1989

1979

 

 

 

 

San Joaquin Valley

Gustine, Calif.

1992

1992

 

 

 

 

Tahoma

Kent, Wash.

1997

1997

 

 

 

 

Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga

Schuylerville, N.Y.

1999

1999

Abraham Lincoln

Elwood, Ill.

1999

1999

 

 

 

 

Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas, Texas

2000

2000

Ohio Western Reserve

Rittman, Ohio

2000

2000

 

 

 

 

Fort Sill

Elgin, Okla.

2001

2001


Natl. Cem. of the Alleghenies

Bridgeville, Pa.

2005

2005

Great Lakes

Holly, Mich.

2005

2005


Georgia

Canton, Ga.

2006

2006

Sacramento Valley

Dixon, Calif.

2006

2006

 

South Florida

Lake Worth, Fla.

2007

2007

Fort Jackson

Columbia, S.C.

2009

2009

Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Fla.

2009

2009

Sarasota

Sarasota, Fla.

2009

2009

Alabama

Montevallo, Ala.

2009

2009

Bakersfield

Arvin, Calif.

2009

2009

Washington Crossing

Newtown, Pa.

2009

2010

Soldier's Lots:

Lots reserved for soldiers in private or municipal cemeteries maintained by the National Cemetery Administration.

 

 

Cemetery

Location

Year Est.

First Burial

Fort Mackinac Post

Mackinac Island, Mich.

1814

1814

 

 

 

 

Fort Winnebago

Portage, Wis.

1862

1835

Albany Rural

Albany, N.Y.

1862

1841

Forest Hill

Madison, Wis.

1862

1861

Mt. Pleasant

Augusta, Maine

1862

1853

 

 

 

 

Forest Home

Milwaukee, Wis.

1863

1850

Woodland

Cleveland, Ohio

1863

1863

 

 

 

 

Prospect Hill

Brattleboro, Vt.

1864

1862

 

 

 

 

Ashland

Carlisle, Pa.

1865

1863

 

 

 

 

Green Mount

Montpelier, Vt.

1866

1865

Oakdale

Davenport, Iowa

1866

1862

 

 

 

 

Mound

Racine, Wis.

1868

1852

Prospect Hill

York, Pa.

1868

1862

 

 

 

 

Baxter Springs

Baxter Springs, Kan.

1869

1863

 

 

 

 

Mound City

Mound City, Kan.

1874

1864

 

 

 

 

Allegheny

Pittsburgh, Pa.

1875

1844

 

 

 

 

Mt. Moriah

Philadelphia, Pa.

1878

1862

 

 

 

 

Lake Side

Port Huron, Mich.

1881

1881

 

 

 

 

Forest Lawn

Omaha, Neb.

1887

1889

 

 

 

 

Fort Crawford

Prairie du Chien, Wis.

1904

1816

 

 

 

 

Woodlawn

Ayer, Mass.

1918

1918

 

 

 

 

Evergreen

Southgate, Ky.

1950

1892


Government Lots:

 

 

Cemetery

Location

Year Est.

First Burial

Mt. Moriah Naval

Philadelphia, Pa.

1977

1864

 

 

 

 

Congressional11

Washington, D.C.

1808

1808


Confederate Cemeteries and Plots in Private Cemeteries:

Cemetery

Location

Year Est.

First Burial

Confederate Stockade

Sandusky, Ohio

1862

1862

 

 

 

 

Rock Island Confederate

Rock Island, Ill.

1863

1863

 

 

 

 

Confederate Mound Oak Woods

Chicago, Ill.

1866

1866

 

 

 

 

North Alton Confederate

Alton, Ill.

1867

1855

 

 

 

 

Point Lookout Confederate

St. Mary's County, Md.

1874

1864

 

 

 

 

Camp Chase Confederate

Columbus, Ohio

1879

1862

 

 

 

 

Crown Hill Confederate12

Indianapolis, Ind.

1931

1931


Monuments:

Monument

Location

Est.

Union Confederate Monument13

Kansas City, Mo.

1912

 

 

 

Woodlawn Cem. Confederate Monument14

Terre Haute, Ind.

1952

 


(1) Antietam National Cemetery and Battlefield Site is administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The cemetery was established in 1862, but title to the land was not transferred to the War Department until 1877.

(2) Union Soldiers who died in hospitals near Philadelphia were buried in 7 different cemeteries. These soldiers were disinterred and moved to the present location in 1885.

(3) U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home and Arlington National Cemeteries are administered by the U.S. Department of the Army.

(4) These national cemeteries are administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

(5) The remains of 11,700 unknown Union soldiers are buried at Salisbury National Cemetery.

(6) Fort Lyon, the military post, was established in 1867 (named for Brig. General Nathaniel Lyon, killed in action at Wilson's Creek on Aug. 10, 1861, the first Union general killed in the Civil War). Remains buried in the old post cemetery were moved to Ft. McPherson National Cemetery when the Army the post in 1887. In 1906, the cemetery was reactivated when the U.S. Navy established a tuberculosis hospital for sailors and marines at the site. In 1922, the Veterans Bureau (a predecessor of VA) assumed operation of the Fort Lyon Hospital and Cemetery.

(7) Wood Cemetery was established on the grounds of the Northwest Branch National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers and Dayton was established on the grounds of the asylum's central branch. The Veterans Administration assumed administration of both the facility and cemetery in 1930. It did not become a national cemetery until 1973, when VA assumed responsibility for the National Cemetery Administration.

(8) Administered by the Veterans Administration beginning in 1973 when national cemeteries administered by the Army were transferred to VA. Became national cemeteries after that date, although they were established earlier. Most of these cemeteries were on the grounds of national homes or asylums for disabled soldiers and sailors.

(9) Previously an Army post cemetery, reserved for active duty military personnel and their families.

(10) National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona was established as a State Veterans Cemetery in 1979. It was transferred to the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1989 and became a national cemetery.

(11) The site of Congressional Cemetery was first set aside as a burial ground by the Vestry of Christ Church in 1808. In 1817, the church reserved 100 gravesites for the interment of members of Congress. Today, NCA is responsible for 469 gravesites in the cemetery. In total, there are 806 government-owned sites. There are 168 cenotaphs in the cemetery that were used to memorialize congressmen who died in office. There are nine Native American Delegate Members buried in the cemetery who died while representing their tribes on delegations to Washington. There are 45 Confederate soldiers buried there as well.

(12) The remains of 1,616 Confederate prisoners of war who died at Camp Morton in Indianapolis during the Civil War were originally buried in Greenlaw Cemetery. In 1931, their remains were reburied in Crown Hill Cemetery.

(13) Monument in Union Cemetery erected to 15 Confederate prisoners of war who died in Kansas City and are buried in the cemetery as unknowns.

(14) Monument in Woodlawn Cemetery erected in memory of 11 Confederate prisoners of war who died in Terre Haute and whose graves in the cemetery cannot be identified.