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Jacksonville National Cemetery
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida

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Jacksonville National Cemetery

GPS: 30.545272, -81.718661

4083 Lannie Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Published: July 28, 2016
Total records: 10,720

Jacksonville National Cemetery is administered by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

History

In 1997, St. Augustine National Cemetery closed to new interments, except for second burials of dependents. As a result, there was no local burial option for veterans in northern Florida. In response, the National Cemetery Expansion Act of 2003 authorized the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish six new national cemeteries in areas with at least 170,000 residents not currently served by burial locations for veterans. Jacksonville was one of the areas selected.

NCA acquired the site of Jacksonville National Cemetery in 2008. At the time, the property was owned by the city, and leased for ranching. Jacksonville National Cemetery was formally dedicated later that year, and opened for burials in 2009. Jacksonville National Cemetery is the seventh national cemetery in Florida and the 128th in the national cemetery system.

Cemetery Records

Records published here were acquired from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. They include dates of death up through March 26, 2016.


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