Fort Harrison National Cemetery

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Fort Harrison National Cemetery
Ft Harrison Natl Cemetery.jpg
Fort Harrison National Cemetery is located in Virginia
Fort Harrison National Cemetery
Fort Harrison National Cemetery is located in the United States
Fort Harrison National Cemetery
Nearest city Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates 37°25′43″N 77°21′59″W / 37.42861°N 77.36639°W / 37.42861; -77.36639
Latitude and Longitude:

37°25′43″N 77°21′59″W / 37.42861°N 77.36639°W / 37.42861; -77.36639
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Architect Meigs, Montgomery C.
Architectural styleSecond Empire
MPS Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP reference  No. 95000921 [1]
VLR  No.043-0134
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 10, 1995
Designated VLRApril 28, 1995 [2]

Fort Harrison National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located seven miles (11 km) south of the city of Richmond, in Henrico County, Virginia. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, It encompasses 1.5 acres (0.61 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 1,570 interments.

The cemetery was established in 1866. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. [1] [3]


Established after the American Civil War as a place to reinter the Union dead from the various battlefield sites around the area, including from the Battle of Chaffin's Farm. The majority of interments at the cemetery are unknown, and also includes four Confederate prisoners of war that were held at the Fort during the time it was held by the Union.

Notable interments


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Therese T. Sammartino (March 8, 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Fort Harrison National Cemetery" (PDF). Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. Retrieved March 23, 2019. and Accompanying photo at Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission, undated Archived October 1, 2016, at the Wayback Machine

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