Georgia National Cemetery
Gravestones in the Georgia National Cemetery
|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.
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.
- National Cemetery Administration
- Georgia National Cemetery
- Georgia National Cemetery at Find a Grave
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Georgia National Cemetery