Encompassing 2 acres worth of land, the Jefferson City National Cemetery is home to 1792 ?residents?. It is under the management of the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Established around the year 1860, the first interments that took place in the Jefferson City National Cemetery were of the soldiers who died in skirmishes during the Civil War. The area did not necessarily become a venue for battles at the time, but it was still declared as an official National Cemetery in 1867, as it was created for the purpose of being a resting place for soldiers who died in battle.
Today, burials are still held in the Jefferson City National Cemetery, although, the slots are limited and not for everyone. Veterans and their eligible family members are prioritized.
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