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Mountain Home National Cemetery
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Burial section at Mountain Home National Cemetery
Details
Year established 1903
Location Mountain Home, Johnson City, Tennessee
Country United States
Coordinates 36°18′42″N 82°22′35″W / 36.31167°N 82.37639°W / 36.31167; -82.37639Coordinates: 36°18′42″N 82°22′35″W / 36.31167°N 82.37639°W / 36.31167; -82.37639
Type United States National Cemetery
Style French Renaissance-style buildings
Owned by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Size 99.7 acres (40.3 ha)
Number of graves 17,000
Website Official

Mountain Home National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located at Mountain Home, within Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 99.7 acres (40.3 ha), and as of 2018, had over 17,000 interments.

History

On the grounds of the Mountain Home Veterans Administration Center, the cemetery was established in 1903 as part of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, a federal old soldiers' home. The cemetery features over 14,000 graves highlighted by a monument to Congressman Walter Preston Brownlow, who petitioned the government and worked tirelessly to have the veteran's center created. It officially became a National Cemetery in 1973, and has primarily the interments of veterans who died while under care at the facility.

Brownlow Monument

Notable interments

  • Medal of Honor recipients
  • Others
    • Walter P. Brownlow (1851–1910), U.S. Representative, Tennessee's 1st district.
    • D. C. Stephenson (1891–1966), Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon of the Indiana Klan; later convicted for the murder of Madge Oberholtzer.[1]

References

  1. http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/stephenson/stephensonaccount.html "The D. C. Stephenson Trial: An Account by Doug Linder (2010)"

External links

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