Fort Scott National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located near Fort Scott, in Bourbon County, Kansas. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses, and as of 2014, had more than 7,000 interments.HistoryFort Scott was established in 1842, on what was known as Military Road, between Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. It was named for Lieutenant General Winfield Scott. During the initial years, a small plot on the west side of the fort was used as a cemetery. In 1861, a new plot was purchased, and named Presbyterian Graveyard as it was maintained by the Presbyterian Church. During the American Civil War, it was used to inter soldiers who died in battles near in the area. The plot and an adjacent tract of land became Fort Scott National Cemetery on November 15, 1862. One of the twelve original United States National Cemeteries designated by Abraham Lincoln, it has the distinction of being listed as U.S. National Cemetery #1.At the end of the Civil War, the original fort cemetery interments were moved into the National Cemetery, as well, at the close of the Indian Wars, many frontier posts, such as Fort Lincoln, were abandoned and had their cemeteries transferred to Fort Scott.To visit Fort Scott National Cemetery and get the most from your holiday in Fort Scott, create itinerary details personal to you using our Fort Scott vacation route planner.
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Interesting as far as cemeteries go. Unless you know a lot of history, or have a relative buried there, might not be so interesting. I did think it neat that they have plot locator if you are trying t... more »
If you ever find yourself in Ft. Scott, KS, you need to drive through the cemetery. It is an old cemetery with Indian burials all the way through our current war losses. more »
Visiting a National Cemetery is always an emotional experience. The uniform rows of white headstones elicit feelings of respect for those who have served our country. It's no different at Ft Scott Nat... more »
A very special location as I have at least 10 family members buried in Ft Scott National Cemetery. It's one of the original National Cemetery from 1860's & has a some confederate markers. As a child, I'd go with my grandmother to "decorate the graves" & it was amazing driving up to the gates & seeing all the white markers. Sadly, the cemetery has grown, but it's beautiful & serene. Never forget.
Such a beautiful tribute to our service men and women who have passed on. They're treated with so much honor and respect here, it's very touching.
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