Lebanon National Cemetery

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Lebanon National Cemetery
Lebanon National Cemetery is located in Kentucky
Lebanon National Cemetery
Lebanon National Cemetery is located in the US
Lebanon National Cemetery
LocationOn Kentucky Highway 208 about one mile southeast of Lebanon, Kentucky
Coordinates37°33′09″N 85°16′07″W / 37.55250°N 85.26861°W / 37.55250; -85.26861Coordinates: 37°33′09″N 85°16′07″W / 37.55250°N 85.26861°W / 37.55250; -85.26861
Area2.8 acres (1.1 ha)
Built1863
NRHP reference #75000801[1]
Added to NRHPJune 05, 1975

Lebanon National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located just outside the city of Lebanon in Marion County, Kentucky. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 14.8 acres (6.0 ha) and as of the end of 2005 it had 4,699 interments. It is administered by the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery.

History[edit]

First established in 1862 as a cemetery for nearby Camp Crittenden, the Union supply depot in Lebanon, and the military hospitals in the area. It was designated a National Cemetery in 1867. Two donations of land in the 1980s expanded the cemetery to its current size.

A 2.8 acres (1.1 ha) portion of the cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, as Lebanon National Cemetery.[1]

Numerous Union soldiers who died in the Battle of Perryville are interred there.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Walter F. Blake (February 13, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Lebanon National Cemetery". National Park Service. Retrieved January 5, 2018. With eight photos.

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