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National Cemetery Administration


Dates of Establishment: National Cemeteries & NCA Burial Sites (4 of 6)

Although the U.S. Army maintained cemetery records in the nineteenth century, it can be challenging to determine dates of establishment along with first and oldest burials. At some locations, the earliest date of the death substantially predates the year the cemetery was established — often this is due to the relocation of remains from other cemeteries when the Army closed military installations. The date a national cemetery was established may correspond to earliest date of death (military or civilian), when the government legally acquired the land, or when a government official authorized or designated the grounds as a national cemetery. In locations where there was room in private cemeteries, the military may have buried its dead in plots designated as soldiers' lots, regardless of service branches interred.

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4. National Cemeteries Established After 1973

With few exceptions, these national cemeteries were established by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), after September 1973 once it took over the national cemetery system from the Army. Generally, the first interments occurred the same year a cemetery was established, but depending upon funding and construction, this is not always the case.

Name Location Est.
Indiantown Gap Annville, PA 1976
Remark for Indiantown Gap: First interment in 1982.
Massachusetts Bourne, MA 1976
Remark for Massachusetts: First interment in 1980.
Riverside Riverside, CA 1976
Remark for Riverside: First interment in 1978.
Calverton Calverton, NY 1977
Remark for Calverton: First interment in 1978.
Quantico Triangle, VA 1977
Remark for Quantico: First interment in 1983.
Fort Custer Augusta, MI 1981
Remark for Fort Custer: Enlargement of a post cemetery that dates to 1943.
Florida Bushnell, FL 1983
Remark for Florida: First interment in 1988.
Fort Richardson Fort Richardson, AK 1984
Remark for Fort Richardson: Enlargement of a post cemetery established 1942.
Fort Mitchell Fort Mitchell, AL 1985
Remark for Fort Mitchell: Enlargement of a post cemetery; first interment in in national cemetery in 1987.
West Virginia Pruntytown, WV 1985
Remark for West Virginia: First interment in 1987.
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona Phoenix, AZ 1989
Remark for NMCA: Dedicated as state Veterans cemetery in 1979; transferred to NCA in 1989 and redesignated.
San Joaquin Valley Santa Nella, CA 1989
Remark for San Joaquin Valley: First interment in 1992.
Dallas-Fort Worth Dallas, TX 1994
Remark for Dallas-Fort Worth: First interment in 2000.
Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga Schuylerville, NY 1994
Remark for Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga: First interment in 1999.
Tahoma Kent, WA 1994
Remark for Tahoma: First interment in 1997.
Abraham Lincoln Elwood, IL 1996
Remark for Abraham Lincoln: First interment in 1999.
Ohio Western Reserve Rittman, OH 1995
Remark for Ohio Western Reserve: First interment in 2000.
Fort Sill Elgin, OK 1998
Remark for Fort Sill: First interment in 2001.
Georgia Canton, GA 2001
Remark for Georgia: First interment in 2006.
Great Lakes Holly, MI 2002
Remark for Great Lakes: First interment in 2006.
National Cemetery of the Alleghenies Bridgeville, PA 2002
Remark for National Cemetery of the Alleghenies: First interment in 2005.
Sacramento Valley Dixon, CA 2004
Remark for Sacramento Valley: First interment in 2006.
South Florida Lake Worth, FL 2002
Remark for South Florida: First interment in 2007; dedicated March 9, 2008.
Alabama Montevallo, AL 2007
Remark for Alabama: First interment in 2009; dedicated in 2008.
Bakersfield Arvin, CA 2008
Remark for Bakersfield: First interment in 2009.
Fort Jackson Columbia, SC 2008
Remark for Fort Jackson: First interment and dedication in 2009.
Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL 2008
Remark for Jacksonville: First interment in 2009.
Sarasota Sarasota, FL 2009
Washington Crossing Newtown, PA 2008
Remark for Washington Crossing: First interment in 2010; dedicated in 2009.
Miramar San Diego, CA 2010
Louisiana Zachary, LA 2012
Western New York Corfu, NY 2014
Remark for Western New York: First interment in 2020.
Yellowstone Laurel, MT 2014
Remark for Yellowstone: Established as a county Veterans cemetery in 2008; transferred to NCA in 2014 and redesignated.
Tallahassee Tallahassee, FL 2015
Cape Canaveral Mims, FL 2015
Omaha Omaha, NE 2016
Pikes Peak Pikes Peak, NY 2018
Fargo Fargo, ND 2019
Fort Sheridan Lake County, IL 2019
Remark for Fort Sheridan: Army post cemetery established in 1890; 1 of 11 cemeteries transferred from the Army to NCA in 2019-2020 per Exec. Order No. 13781, 2017.
Snake River Canyon Buhl, ID 2020
Acadia Machias, ME 2020
Remark for Acadia: Dedicated on August 29, 2020; first interment on July 21, 2020.
Cheyenne Cheyenne, WI 2020
Morovis Morovis, PR 2020
Remark for Morovis: First interment in 2021.
Vancouver Barracks Vancouver, WA 2020
Remark for Vancouver Barracks: Army post cemetery established 1849; 1 of 11 cemeteries transferred from the Army to NCA in 2019–2020 per Exec. Order No. 13781, 2017.
Fort Stevens Warrenton, OR 2020
Remark for Fort Stevens: Army post cemetery established 1866; 1 of 11 cemeteries transferred from the Army to NCA in 2019–2020 per Exec. Order No. 13781, 2017.
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