Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
4701 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 40207
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Zachary Taylor National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky. It is named for Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States, who is buried there with his wife, Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor.
The land which became Zachary Taylor National Cemetery was part of Richard Taylor's 400-acre estate, known as Springfield, given to him in gratitude for his service in the American Revolutionary War. The house in which the family lived for most of their time in Louisville is still nearby, and is called the Zachary Taylor House.
On November 1, 1850, Zachary Taylor was buried in his family's burial ground. His remains were moved there from the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. where he was interred temporarily from July 13 to October 25, 1850.
As of 2014, the cemetery has over 14,000 interments and is one of seven national cemeteries in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and one of 112 in the United States.
The cemetery is currently closed to new interments. However, space may be available in the same grave site for eligible family members.
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