Fort Meade National Cemetery

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Fort Meade National Cemetery
Details
Year established 1878
Location Sturgis, South Dakota
Country United States
Coordinates 44°24′09″N 103°28′36″W / 44.402606°N 103.476791°W / 44.402606; -103.476791
Type

United States National Cemetery

(closed)
Size 1.9 acres (0.77 ha)
Number of graves 195

Fort Meade National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located near the city of Sturgis in Meade County, South Dakota. It encompasses 1.9 acres (0.77 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 188 interments. It is maintained by Black Hills National Cemetery.

History[edit]

First established on September 24, 1878, by the surviving members of George Armstrong Custer's 7th cavalry, not long after Fort Meade was constructed. It was named for General George Meade. It has been closed to new interments since the end of World War II.

Fort Meade National Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 22, 1973.

Notable monuments[edit]

  • An obelisk monument honors the memory of two soldiers from the 7th cavalry.

Notable interments[edit]

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