Florence National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Florence, South Carolina. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses, and as of 2014, had over 9,000 interments.Florence National Cemetery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Florence Edition.
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.
Florena Budwin, a woman who donned a Union uniform and pretended to be a man so she could serve alongside her husband, who was a Captain, in the Civil War. Her husband was killed and she was captured by the Confederate forces, and served as a nurse at the Florence prisoner of war camp until her death. Boatswain's Mate First Class James Elliott Williams, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the Vietnam War.
Florence National Cemetery Reviews
God knows of pain an sorrows, through All loosing a love one or tswo becomes more then one can bare but having a final spot for when God returns of the day of any given day or time means more to me th... more »
Fascinating. This place is full of history in the 1700s to the 1800s all the way up until current 2019 I’m so glad I went I love history and it was fascinating to see all the different tombstones and ... more »
They was the nice's people you could ask to talk to about where your love one finally resting place is. And very pretty place. Thanks the simmons family
First time going here today. It's kinda small. Very well kept. The office manager is very sweet. Lots of interesting history and stories. Definitely a place to check out if your in Florence SC.
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