Georgia National Cemetery

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Georgia National Cemetery
Georgia National Cemetery gravestones January 2017.jpg
Gravestones in the Georgia National Cemetery
CountryUnited States
TypeUnited States National Cemetery
Size774.9 acres (313.6 ha)
No. 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.


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Coordinates: 34°14′21″N 84°34′38″W / 34.23917°N 84.57722°W / 34.23917; -84.57722