Mountain Home National Cemetery
|Location||Johnson City, Tennessee|
|Type||United States National Cemetery|
|Size||99.7 acres (40.3 ha)|
|Number of graves||12,000|
Mountain Home National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located at Mountain Home, within Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee. It encompasses 99.7 acres (40.3 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 12,129 interments.
On the grounds of the Mountain Home Veterans Administration Center, the cemetery was established in 1903 as part of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, a federal old soldiers' home. The cemetery features over 12,000 graves highlighted by a monument to Congressman Walter Preston Brownlow, who petitioned the government and worked tirelessly to have the veteran's center created. It officially became a National Cemetery in 1973, and has primarily the interments of veterans who died while under care at the facility.
- Walter P. Brownlow (1851–1910), U.S. congressman
- Lieutenant Frederick Clarence Buck, Medal of Honor recipient for action at the Battle of Vicksburg during the Civil War.
- Sergeant Henry G. Buhrman, Medal of Honor recipient for action at the Battle of Chaffin's Farm during the Civil War.
- Staff Sergeant Junior James Spurrier, Medal of Honor recipient for action in World War II.
- Second Lieutenant David Curtiss (a.k.a. D.C. a.k.a. "Steve") Stephenson -- Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon of the Indiana Klan, convicted in Noblesville, Indiana for the 1925 second degree murder of Madge Oberholtzer, died 28 June 1966 (age 74) in Jonesborough, Tennessee.
- http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/stephenson/stephensonaccount.html "The D. C. Stephenson Trial: An Account by Doug Linder (2010)"
- National Cemetery Administration
- Mountain Home National Cemetery
- Cemeteries of Johnson City, Tennessee
- Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) No. TN-4, "Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Washington County, TN", 20 photos, 2 photo caption pages