Florence National Cemetery

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Florence National Cemetery
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Graves in the cemetery
Florence National Cemetery is located in South Carolina
Florence National Cemetery
Florence National Cemetery is located in USA
Florence National Cemetery
Location 803 E. National Cemetery Rd., Florence, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°11′05″N 79°45′15″W / 34.18472°N 79.75417°W / 34.18472; -79.75417Coordinates: 34°11′05″N 79°45′15″W / 34.18472°N 79.75417°W / 34.18472; -79.75417
Area 10.4 acres (4.2 ha)
Built 1872
MPS Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP Reference # 97001207[1]
Added to NRHP January 05, 1998

Florence National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Florence, South Carolina.[2][3] Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 24.9 acres (10.1 ha), and as of 2014, had over 9,000 interments.

History[edit]

The cemetery was originally created on land appropriated, and later purchased, by the federal government. The land was first owned by James H. Jarrott and was a quarter of a mile from the Florence Stockade. It became a National Cemetery in 1865, and remains from nearby Civil War battlefield cemeteries were transferred and reinterred there.

Florence National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

Notable interments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Sammartino, Therese T. (August 20, 1997). "Christ Episcopal Church" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Florence National Cemetery, Florence County (803 East National Cemetery Rd., Florence)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 

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