Glendale National Cemetery Article

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Glendale National Cemetery
VIEW OF CEMETERY FROM CENTRAL FLAGPOLE, SHOWING CONCENTRIC RINGS OF HEADSTONES IN SECTION C. VIEW TO EAST. - Glendale National Cemetery, 8301 Willis Church Road, Richmond, Independent HALS VA-5-11.tif
Glendale National Cemetery is located in Virginia
Glendale National Cemetery
Glendale National Cemetery is located in the US
Glendale National Cemetery
Nearest city Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates 37°26′10″N 77°14′05″W / 37.43611°N 77.23472°W / 37.43611; -77.23472
GLENDALE NATIONAL CEMETERY Latitude and Longitude:

37°26′10″N 77°14′05″W / 37.43611°N 77.23472°W / 37.43611; -77.23472
Area6.6 acres (2.7 ha)
Built1866
Architect Meigs, Montgomery C.
Architectural styleSecond Empire
MPS Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP reference # 96000026 [1]
VLR #043-0753
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 26, 1996
Designated VLROctober 18, 1995 [2]

Glendale National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located near the city of Richmond, in Henrico County, Virginia. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 2.1 acres (0.85 ha), and as of the end of 2005 had 2,064 interments. It is closed to new interments.

History

Glendale National Cemetery was established on May 7, 1866, and named after a farmstead that was on the property at the time. The original interments were the remains of Union soldiers who died at the Battle of Malvern Hill and other nearby American Civil War battlefields.

Glendale National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

Notable interments

References

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.

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