Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville

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Zachary Taylor National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located at 4701 Brownsboro Road (US-42), in Louisville, Kentucky. It is named for Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States, who is buried there with his wife, Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor. Zachary Taylor National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 3, 1983. As of 2014, the cemetery has over 14,000 interments and is one of seven national cemeteries in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and one of 112 in the United States. Those buried at the national cemetery served in six wars: Spanish–American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War.
The cemetery began as the Taylor family cemetery and holds the graves of the president's parents, Richard Taylor, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, and Sarah Strother Taylor, and other family members.

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  • He stands over his troops in this quiet, stately field of stone. They gave honorable service to their country. This beautiful place is well worth a visit. Happy trails.  more »
  • It’s not a huge cemetery and truth be told I’m not sure that a large number of people realize Zachary Taylor is buried in Louisville. It’s very well maintained and it’s a solemn sight to see all...  more »
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  • A quiet place to reflect on those who have served our country.
  • This is the resting place of the only president to be buried in Kentucky and obviously the cemetary holds his name, but there is also another interesting person buried here that I have not seen in any of the other reviews. The grave of Thomas F. Mantell is also in this cemetary. You will be forgiven for not knowing the name, but you may have heard of how he passed. On January 7th, 1948, Mantell's plane crashed after chasing something he thought was a UFO. Stationed in Frankfort, Mantell's plane crashed in a field in Franklin Kentucky chasing what he believed was a UFO. This incident changed the national view of how the US and the government took UFO sighting.

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