Nashville National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in Madison, a suburb of Nashville, in Davidson County, Tennessee. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses, and as of the end of 2005, had 34,637 interments.A visit to Nashville National Cemetery represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Nashville road trip planning app to plot your vacation.
The initial land for Nashville National Cemetery was acquired in July 1866. A tract of 45 acres was transferred to the United States from Morton B. Howell, Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Davidson County, in accordance with a decree of the court in the case of Anderson v. McRoberts & McKee, docket # 2153. The deed was recorded in January 1867, Davidson County deed book 38, page 648. Another 17 acres was conveyed by the Clerk and Master, from the same case, in January 1867 and recorded in Davidson County deed book 38, page 650. In October 1879 a small tract was deeded from J. Watts Judson and recorded in Davidson County deed book 63, page 360.
The original interments were transferred from the Nashville City Cemetery, veteran hospital cemeteries around the region, as well as battlefield cemeteries, such as those from the Battle of Franklin. There are over four thousand unknowns buried in Nashville National Cemetery.
Nashville National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
Nashville National Cemetery Reviews
This Veteran's Cemetary is always clean, orderly, well-kept, and respectful of the veterans buried there, their families, and visitors to this historic site. more »
I don’t drive through here very often, I pass through Springhill occasionally but this cemetery is meticulously kept. It really makes you think of all of the brave men and women who sacrificed their l... more »
I was there on Memorial Day. Everyone there is a hero. All that are buried there died defending our country and our freedom. We would not be the country we are today if it wasn't for these brave souls who sacrificed everything so that we can wake up in the morning and watch the sun rise. We need to always remember what they have done for us. One day a year is so little to ask for
Beautiful, very well kept, history, just very interesting
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