Jefferson City National Cemetery

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Jefferson City National Cemetery
Miller Street entrance, Jefferson City National Cemetery.jpg
Entrance to the cemetery on Miller Street
Jefferson City National Cemetery is located in Missouri
Jefferson City National Cemetery
Jefferson City National Cemetery is located in the US
Jefferson City National Cemetery
Location1024 E. McCarty St., Jefferson City, Missouri
Coordinates38°33′59″N 92°09′42″W / 38.56639°N 92.16167°W / 38.56639; -92.16167Coordinates: 38°33′59″N 92°09′42″W / 38.56639°N 92.16167°W / 38.56639; -92.16167
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built1867
ArchitectMeigs, Montgomery C.
Architectural styleSecond Empire, Classical Revival
MPSCivil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP reference #92000503[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 01, 1998

Jefferson City National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in Jefferson City, in Cole County, Missouri. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 2 acres (0.81 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 1,792 interments. It is administered by Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

History[edit]

The first interments took place in Jefferson City National Cemetery in 1861, and were American Civil War soldiers who died in the skirmishes that took place in the region. Though, the area did not see any wide-scale combat, it was officially designated a National Cemetery in 1867.

Jefferson City National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 1, 1998.

Noteworthy monuments[edit]

The 39th Regiment Monument of Centralia, Missouri, erected circa 1968 to commemorate those members of the Missouri Volunteer Infantry who died at the hands of William T. Anderson's bushwhacker forces in the Centralia Massacre (Missouri).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Centralia Battle Monument at Find a Grave

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