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
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
Governing body U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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 Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  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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