Natchez National Cemetery

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Natchez National Cemetery
Postcard of Natchez National Cemetery
Natchez National Cemetery is located in Mississippi
Natchez National Cemetery
Location 41 Cemetery Rd., Natchez, Mississippi
Coordinates 31°34′30″N 91°23′38″W / 31.575026°N 91.393762°W / 31.575026; -91.393762Coordinates: 31°34′30″N 91°23′38″W / 31.575026°N 91.393762°W / 31.575026; -91.393762
Built 1866
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Veterans Administration
MPS Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP Reference # 99001387
Added to NRHP November 22, 1999[1]

Natchez National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Natchez overlooking the Mississippi River in Adams County, Mississippi. It encompasses 25.7 acres (10.4 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 7,154 interments.

History[edit]

The original site of the cemetery was purchased from local residents in 1866, to inter Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. Remains from battlefield and post cemeteries from around the region were brought to the cemetery to be reinterred. In 1866 a large number of soldiers who were buried in the levees of the west bank of the Mississippi River were exhumed and transferred to the National Cemetery.

Natchez National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

Notable interments[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

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