Springfield National Cemetery

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Springfield National Cemetery
Main Gate - Springfield National Cemetery.jpg
Springfield National Cemetery
Springfield National Cemetery is located in Missouri
Springfield National Cemetery
Springfield National Cemetery is located in the US
Springfield National Cemetery
Location 1702 E. Seminole St., Springfield, Missouri
Coordinates 37°10′23″N 93°15′52″W / 37.17306°N 93.26444°W / 37.17306; -93.26444Coordinates: 37°10′23″N 93°15′52″W / 37.17306°N 93.26444°W / 37.17306; -93.26444
Area 18.1 acres (7.3 ha)
Built 1867
Architectural style Colonial Revival
MPS Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP Reference # 99001045[1]
Added to NRHP August 27, 1999

Springfield National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Springfield, in Greene County, Missouri. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 18.1 acres (7.3 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 14,685 interments.

History[edit]

Established in 1867 as a place to inter only Civil War Confederate soldiers, many of whom died at the Battle of Wilson's Creek. It has since been expanded and opened to all veterans.[2] Springfield National Cemetery now has the interred remains of soldiers from wars dating back to the Revolutionary War. The cemetery lends its name to National Avenue in Springfield, which formerly passed by the cemetery prior to the southern expansion of the city decades ago.[3]

Notable monuments[edit]

Notable interments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ National Cemetery Administration, Springfield National Cemetery, Historical Information
  3. ^ Therese T. Sammartino (April 1999). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Springfield National Cemetery" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2017-01-01.  (includes 30 photographs from 1998)

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