Raleigh National Cemetery

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Raleigh National Cemetery
Raleigh National Cemetery in Fall.jpg
Raleigh National Cemetery is located in North Carolina
Raleigh National Cemetery
Raleigh National Cemetery is located in USA
Raleigh National Cemetery
Location 501 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°46′27″N 78°37′14″W / 35.77417°N 78.62056°W / 35.77417; -78.62056Coordinates: 35°46′27″N 78°37′14″W / 35.77417°N 78.62056°W / 35.77417; -78.62056
Built 1865
Architectural style Colonial Revival
MPS Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP Reference # 97000022[1]
Added to NRHP January 31, 1997

Raleigh National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Raleigh in Wake County, North Carolina. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 7 acres (2.8 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 5,983 interments. It is currently closed to new interments and is maintained by New Bern National Cemetery.

History[edit]

The cemetery was established in 1865. The cemetery lodge formerly housed the cemetery superintendents / directors. It was built in 1938, and is a two-story, six-room Colonial Revival frame building with a brick veneer and slate roof. Other contributing resources are the entrance gate, perimeter wall, rostrum, flagpole, and artillery monument.[2] Raleigh National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1]

Notable monuments[edit]

  • The Artillery Monument, a black iron wrought cannon mounted on a cement pedestal, erected circa 1890.[2]

Notable interments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Therese T. Sammartino (December 1996). "Raleigh National Cemetery" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 

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