Georgia National Cemetery

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Georgia National Cemetery
Details
Year established 2006
Location Canton, Georgia
Country United States
Type United States National Cemetery
Size 774.9 acres (313.6 ha)
Number of graves ~3,000

Georgia National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located near the city of Canton, in Cherokee County, Georgia. It encompasses 774.9 acres (313.6 ha), and is currently undergoing development with the intention of servicing the interment needs of United States military veterans and their families for the next fifty years.

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The land for the cemetery was donated by World War II veteran, Scott Hudgens. J. M. Wilkerson Construction Company, Inc. was hired to develop the land. The cemetery opened for interments on April 24, 2006 with space available for nearly 30,000 gravesites. As of fiscal year 2008, there were 2,154 interred on the site.[1]

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Coordinates: 34°13′58″N 84°35′15″W / 34.23278°N 84.58750°W / 34.23278; -84.58750