Prescott National Cemetery
|Type||United States National Cemetery|
|Size||15.4 acres (6.2 ha)|
|No. of graves||3,153|
|Find a Grave||Prescott National Cemetery|
Prescott National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Prescott, in Yavapai County, Arizona. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 15.4 acres (6.2 ha), and as of the end of 2005 it had 3,153 interments, and is currently closed to new interments. It is one of two national cemeteries in Arizona (the other being National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona).
The cemetery was originally established near Fort Whipple in 1864, but was moved to its present location in 1869 after flash flooding washed out many of the grave sites. Most of the remains interred in the cemetery are from the time of the Indian Wars.
Prescott National Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
- Unknown Soldiers Monument, made of white marble blocks with a cross on top.
- Nicholas Foran, Medal of Honor recipient for action in Arizona Territory during the Indian Wars.
- Rufus Danforth, served as Sapper Rufus Davis, World War I soldier of British Royal Engineers, only Commonwealth war grave in the cemetery.
-  CWGC Casualty Record.
- National Cemetery Administration
- Prescott National Cemetery
- Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) No. AZ-1, "Prescott National Cemetery, 500 Highway 89 North, Prescott, Yavapai County, AZ", 14 photos, 2 photo caption pages
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Prescott National Cemetery