Glendale National Cemetery

Glendale National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located near the city of Richmond, in Henrico County, Virginia. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 2.1 acres (0.85 ha), and as of the end of 2005 had 2,064 interments. It is closed to new interments.

Glendale National Cemetery
Nearest cityRichmond, Virginia
Coordinates37°26′10″N 77°14′05″W
Area6.6 acres (2.7 ha)
Built1866
ArchitectMeigs, Montgomery C.
Architectural styleSecond Empire
MPSCivil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP reference #96000026[1]
VLR #043-0753
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 26, 1996
Designated VLROctober 18, 1995[2]

History

Glendale National Cemetery was established on May 7, 1866, and named after a farmstead that was on the property at the time. The original interments were the remains of Union soldiers who died at the Battle of Malvern Hill and other nearby American Civil War battlefields.

Glendale National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

Notable interments

References

  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.

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