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 ~8,000

Georgia National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located near the city of Canton, in Cherokee County, Georgia. Managed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 774.9 acres (313.6 ha), and has been 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 land developer and 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 grave sites. As of 2014, more than 8,000 were interred on the site.

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Coordinates: 34°14′21″N 84°34′38″W / 34.23917°N 84.57722°W / 34.23917; -84.57722