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Florence National Cemetery
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Florence National Cemetery is located in South Carolina
Location: 803 E. National Cemetery Rd., Florence, South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°11′5″N 79°45′16″W / 34.18472°N 79.75444°W / 34.18472; -79.75444Coordinates: 34°11′5″N 79°45′16″W / 34.18472°N 79.75444°W / 34.18472; -79.75444
Built/Founded: 1872
Governing body: VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
MPS: Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
Added to NRHP: January 05, 1998
NRHP Reference#: 97001207[1]

Florence National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Florence, South Carolina. It encompasses 24.9 acres, and as of the end of 2005, had 8,853 interments.

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History

The cemetery was originally created on land appropriated, and later purchased, by the federal government. The land was first owned by James H. Jarrott and was a quarter of a mile from the Florence Stockade. It became a National Cemetery in 1865, and remains from nearby Civil War battlefield cemeteries were transferred and reinterred there.

Florence National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

Notable interments

See also

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. http://www.nr.nps.gov/.  

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