Beverly National Cemetery

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Beverly National Cemetery
BEVERLY NATIONAL CEMETERY, BURLINGTON COUNTY.jpg
Details
Year established 1863
Location Beverly, New Jersey
Country United States
Type Military Veterans
Owned by US Department of Veterans Affairs
Size 64.6 acres (26.1 ha)
Number of graves 49,080
Website Beverly National Cemetery
Find a Grave Beverly National Cemetery
Beverly National Cemetery
Beverly National Cemetery is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Beverly National Cemetery
Nearest city Edgewater Park Township, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°03′14″N 74°54′59″W / 40.05389°N 74.91639°W / 40.05389; -74.91639Coordinates: 40°03′14″N 74°54′59″W / 40.05389°N 74.91639°W / 40.05389; -74.91639
Area 64.4 acres (261,000 m2)
Built 1864
Architect Meigs, Montgomery C.
Architectural style Late Victorian, Second Empire
Governing body United States Department of Veterans Affairs
MPS Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP Reference # 97001201[1]
Added to NRHP October 15, 1997

Beverly National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Beverly, in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 64.6 acres (26.1 ha), and as of the end of 2008, had over 49,000 interments.

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The original cemetery was only a single acre off of Beverly's Monument Cemetery, purchased from a local resident in 1863 for the purpose of interring Union Army casualties who died in the Beverly United States Army hospital (run for the duration of the Civil War). Additional land was acquired in 1936, 1937, 1948, and 1951. It served as a burial ground only for those veterans who died in nearby hospitals, until space in the nearby Philadelphia National Cemetery became limited, and many interments that would have been made there were made at Beverly instead. Beverly National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

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