Fort Gibson National Cemetery

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Fort Gibson National Cemetery

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Details
acreage 48.3
number of interments through fiscal year 2008 19,102
address 1423 Cemetery Road
city Fort Gibson
state Oklahoma
county Muskogee
Office Hours Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

Visitation Hours Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to sunset.
Website http://www.cem.va.gov/CEMs/nchp/ftgibson.asp

Fort Gibson National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located inside of the town of Fort Gibson, in Muskogee County, Oklahoma. It encompasses 48.3 acres (19.5 ha), and through fiscal year 2008 there were 19,102 interments.

History[edit]

Cemetery flag pole circa. early 1900s

Fort Gibson was established in 1833, on a plot of land within the Cherokee nation. It is at what is considered to be the end of the Trail of Tears. Frontier life was hard, yellow fever was common, and at least three separate cemeteries were created between 1833 and 1857 when the Fort was abandoned.

In 1863 the Fort was remanned by Brigadier General James G. Blunt. In 1868 the National Cemetery was established in a 7-acre (2.8 ha) plot, and all of the nearby cemeteries had their interments transferred to it. This included the remains of many civilians.

Fort Gibson National Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 20, 1999.[citation needed]

Notable monuments[edit]

Notable interments[edit]

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