Beverly National Cemetery

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Beverly National Cemetery
BEVERLY NATIONAL CEMETERY, BURLINGTON COUNTY.jpg
Details
Established1863
Location
CountryUnited States
TypeMilitary Veterans
Owned byUS Department of Veterans Affairs
Size64.6 acres (26.1 ha)
No. of graves49,080
WebsiteBeverly National Cemetery
Find a GraveBeverly National Cemetery
Beverly National Cemetery
Beverly National Cemetery is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Beverly National Cemetery
Beverly National Cemetery is located in New Jersey
Beverly National Cemetery
Beverly National Cemetery is located in the US
Beverly National Cemetery
Nearest cityEdgewater Park Township, New Jersey
Coordinates40°03′14″N 74°54′59″W / 40.05389°N 74.91639°W / 40.05389; -74.91639Coordinates: 40°03′14″N 74°54′59″W / 40.05389°N 74.91639°W / 40.05389; -74.91639
Area64.4 acres (261,000 m2)
Built1864
ArchitectMeigs, Montgomery C.
Architectural styleLate Victorian, Second Empire
MPSCivil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP reference #97001201[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 15, 1997

Beverly National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Beverly, in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 64.6 acres (26.1 ha), and as of the end of 2008, had over 49,000 interments.

History[edit]

The original cemetery was only a single acre off of Beverly's Monument Cemetery, purchased from a local resident in 1863 for the purpose of interring Union Army casualties who died in the Beverly United States Army hospital (run for the duration of the Civil War). Additional land was acquired in 1936, 1937, 1948, and 1951. It served as a burial ground only for those veterans who died in nearby hospitals, until space in the nearby Philadelphia National Cemetery became limited, and many interments that would have been made there were made at Beverly instead. Beverly National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Notable interments[edit]


Aerial view of Beverly National Cemetery.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Harry "Socks" Seibold at Find a Grave
  3. ^ Bernard Albert Straysbaugh at Find a Grave

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