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Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida

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Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL

GPS: 28.607383, -82.215930

6502 SW 102nd Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513

Published: July 2000, last updated November 1, 2020

Total records: 166,839

Cemetery History

In 1980, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it would establish a new national cemetery in Florida, its fourth. Two major locations for the cemetery were studied: Cross Florida Barge Canal and Withlacoochee State Forest. The Withlacoochee site, though more environmentally sensitive, was supported by government officials. On Feb. 15, 1983, the state transferred land to the VA for the development of Florida National Cemetery. The first interment was in 1988.

Since its opening, Florida National Cemetery has become the largest national cemetery in the State of Florida, at 512.9 acres, and one of the busiest in the United States.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Records

Records linked below were acquired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. These records were compiled by the VA in May of 2019. These are the same records you'd receive if you requested burial records from the VA. We did not make any corrections to these records; they appear exactly as we've received them from the VA.

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July 2000 Records

The first transcription for Florida National Cemetery published here on Interment.net was from records supplied by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in July of 2000. This data included additional pieces of information not found in the latest transcription (above), including date of burial, and residence. In addition, these records included many errors which the VA have since been corrected.

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