Florence National Cemetery, Florence

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Florence National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Florence, South Carolina. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses, and as of 2014, had over 9,000 interments.HistoryThe cemetery was originally created on land appropriated, and later purchased, by the federal government. The land was first owned by James H. Jarrott and was a quarter of a mile from the Florence Stockade. It became a National Cemetery in 1865, and remains from nearby Civil War battlefield cemeteries were transferred and reinterred there.Florence National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.Notable interments Florena Budwin, a woman who donned a Union uniform and pretended to be a man so she could serve alongside her husband, who was a Captain, in the Civil War. Her husband was killed and she was captured by the Confederate forces, and served as a nurse at the Florence prisoner of war camp until her death. Boatswain's Mate First Class James Elliott Williams, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the Vietnam War.
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  • We ran across this cemetery and decided to drive through. Very well kelp and interesting to view the old markers.  more »
  • The area where the funeral is held is impressive and nicely kept. The one thing that was almost unendurable was the small seating and standing area for the funeral family and friends. There wasn't eno...  more »
  • Veteran Cemeteries across are always nice places to visit and pay homage to those who served. We are lucky enough to have the Florence National here in Florence, S.C. I have a friend buried here, the ...  more »
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  • We happened to be driving down the road and came across this National Cemetery. The first tombstone I saw was for Rubio. This Cemetery was created to bury the Civil war soldiers. Some even have their wives buried with them.
  • My dad's grave is always so clean and neet
  • Beautiful, well maintained and home to my father. Born and raised in South Carolina.
  • very well kept cemetery

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