Natchez, Mississippi

The Natchez National Cemetery, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, sits on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River just north of downtown Natchez, Mississippi.

The original 11-acre site was purchased in 1866 at the end of the Civil War from local residents. Original interments were brought from locations in Louisiana and Mississippi within a 50-mile radius of Natchez. In a report dated June 30, 1866, Quartermaster Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs informed the secretary of war that many bodies had been buried in the levees near the west shore of the Mississippi River. Subsequently, the removal of these remains and their re-interment at Natchez National Cemetery began the following fall.

Touring Options, More Information and Location Map

Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day and Veterans Day

Visitation Hours:
Monday thru Friday: 8:00 a.m. to sunset
Saturday and Sunday: closed

For more information, see: www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/natchez.asp

Below is an interactive map with Natchez National Cemetery's location in the middle of the map (brown marker).


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