Place:St. Augustine National Cemetery, St. Augustine, St. Johns, Florida, United States


NameSt. Augustine National Cemetery
TypeCemetery
Coordinates29.8859°N 81.30925°W
Located inSt. Augustine, St. Johns, Florida, United States

Location and General Information

The St. Augustine National Cemetery is located at 104 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084. There is no information kiosk or onsite management personnel at this location. Information inquiries should be made to the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 352-793-7740 or fax 352-793-9560. The cemetery is open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You can search for burial locations for veterans and their family members online at the VA National Gravesite Locator.

According to post records[1], the first interment was 1828. There are many graves from the Seminole Wars including three coquina pyramids which commemorate the remains of more than 1,400 Soldiers which were relocated to St. Augustine after the war. This cemetery is closed to new interments.

References

  1. Department of Veterans Affairs web page for St. Augustine National Cemetery

Research Sources

  1. Graveyard Rabbit of Moultrie Creek. This blog represents northeast Florida as a member of the Association of Graveyard Rabbits blogs discussing all things related to graveyards. Here you will find articles discussing the history of local cemeteries, stories about specific graves and their occupants and sources for additional information.
  2. Photos of the St. Augustine National Cemetery at Flickr.
  3. Cemetery page at Find A Grave.
  4. Sprague, J. T. The Origin, Progress, and Conclusions of the Florida War To Which Is Appended a Record of Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, Musicians, and Privates of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, Who Were Killed in Battle or Died of Disease ; As Also the Names of Officers Who Were Distinguished by Brevets, and the Names of Others Recommended. Together with the Orders for Collecting the Remains of the Dead in Florida, and the Ceremony of Interment at St. Augustine, East Florida, on the Fourteenth Day of August, 1842. New York: D. Appleton, 1848. Online at Google Books.
  5. Niles’ National Register, Volume 63 (1842-1843). Washington City: William Ogden Niles, 1837. Online at Google Books.
  6. Brown, George M. Ponce De Leon Land and Florida War Record. St. Augustine, Fla: [The Record Print. Co.], 1902. Online at Google Books.
  7. St. Augustine National Cemetery Index and Biographical Guide. Florida Department of Military Affairs, 198-. Online at University of Florida Digital Collections.
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