National Cemetery of the Alleghenies

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National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
Entrance to the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.JPG
Entrance to the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
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Established2005
Location
1158 Morgan Road

Bridgeville, PA 15017

Cecil Township, Pennsylvania
Country United States
Coordinates40°19′0″N 80°9′15″W / 40.31667°N 80.15417°W / 40.31667; -80.15417Coordinates: 40°19′0″N 80°9′15″W / 40.31667°N 80.15417°W / 40.31667; -80.15417
TypeUnited States National Cemetery
Owned byU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Size292 acres (118 ha)
(90 acres developed as of 2008)
No. of graves2,113 as of 2008
Websitewww.cem.va.gov/.../ncalleghenies

The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies covers 292 acres (118 ha) in Cecil Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania approximately 20 miles (30 km) southwest of Pittsburgh.

The cemetery was dedicated on October 9, 2005 by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs' National Cemetery Administration and is one of the newest cemeteries in the National Cemetery system. The first burials took place on August 15, 2005.[1] It was constructed on farmland and contains a small farm cemetery with graves dating to the late 18th Century. When fully completed, it will provide over 100,000 burial spaces. The cemetery spans 292 acres (1.18 km2) of land[1] and is open to visitors daily from sunrise to sunset.[1]

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Media related to National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at Wikimedia Commons

  • "Cemeteries - National Cemetery of the Alleghenies". United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). January 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-25.