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Department of Veterans Affairs Cemeteries

 

Cemetery Listing - Kentucky

 

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
Camp Nelson National Cemetery 6980 Danville Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Phone: 859-885-5727
FAX: 859-887-4860
Open
Cave Hill National Cemetery 701 Baxter Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204
Phone: 502-893-3852
FAX: 502-893-6612
Closed
Danville National Cemetery 277 North First Street
Danville, KY 40422
Phone: 859-885-5727
FAX: 859-887-4860
Closed
Lebanon National Cemetery 20 Hwy 208
Lebanon, KY 40033
Phone: 270-692-3390
FAX: 270-692-0018
Open
Lexington National Cemetery 833 West Main Street
Lexington, KY 40508
Phone: 859-885-5727
FAX: 859-887-4860
Closed
Mill Springs National Cemetery 9044 West Highway 80
Nancy, KY 42544
Phone: 859-885-5727
FAX: 859-887-4860
Open
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery 4701 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, KY 40207
Phone: 502-893-3852
FAX: 502-893-6612
Closed
Evergreen Cemetery Soldiers' Lot 25 South Alexandria Pike
Southgate, KY 41071
Phone: 859-885-5727
FAX: 859-887-4860
Closed

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
Kentucky Veterans Cemeteries 1111B Louisville Rd
Frankfort, KY 40601
Jeff Acob, Branch Manager
Phone: 1-800-572-6245
FAX: 502-564-4036
N/A
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central 2501 North Dixie Boulevard
Radcliff, KY 40160
Charles Heater, Cemetery Director
Phone: 270-351-5115
FAX: 270-351-5445
YES
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West 5817 Fort Campbell Boulevard
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Richard Stanley, Cemetery Director
Phone: 270-889-6106
FAX: 270-889-6109
YES
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-North 205 Eibeck Lane
Williamstown, KY 41097
Al Duncan, Cemetery Director
Phone: 859-823-0720
YES
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-North East 100 Veterans Memorial Drive
Grayson, KY 41143
Frank Kees, Cemetery Director
Phone: 606-929-5354
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.