Camp Nelson National Cemetery

Camp Nelson National Cemetery (HM1C8Y)

Location: Nicholasville, KY 40356 Jessamine County
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N 37° 47.256', W 84° 36.344'

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One of 40 burial grounds listed by Congress in 1866 to become National Cemetery sites. Although no battles were fought in immediate area, a large camp hospital was located here. There were 1,183 men buried in this cemetery between July 28, 1863, and February 4, 1866. This included disinterments from several battlefields. The stone wall was built in 1867-68.
Presented by the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.
In June and July of 1868, after the Civil War, over 2,000 dead were removed from five areas of Kentucky and reburied here. This included 975 bodies from the battle of Perryville. Also buried here are soldiers from the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Korea, and Vietnam. Expansion of the cemetery was made possible by a ten-acre donation in May of 1975.
Presented by the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.
HM NumberHM1C8Y
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1610
Year Placed1977
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 9:51am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 710830 N 4184949
Decimal Degrees37.78760000, -84.60573333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.256', W 84° 36.344'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 15.36" N, 84° 36' 20.64" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 183 Camp Nelson Cemetery Rd, Nicholasville KY 40356, US
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