Nicholasville in Jessamine County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Camp Nelson National Cemetery
The Committee to reopen and expand Camp Nelson National Cemetery, a nonprofit corporation, was formed, Sept. 19, 1974. This action was necessary as a result of a Presidential order closing certain national cemeteries in June 1967. On Memorial Day, May 26, 1975, the committee donated 10 acres to the United States Government for the purpose of expanding Camp Nelson National Cemetery. On that day the facility was reopened by the Veterans Administration. The Committee gratefully acknowledges the assistance from the following:
Governor Wendell Ford, Governor Julian Carroll, Congressman John B. Breckinridge and V.A. Administrator Richard L. Roudebush.
The following composed the committee:
Joe Bietz .................. Roy Hudson,Jr.
Harold Boian ............... Dewey Jackson
Roman F. Budzinski, Sr ..... Dorrance A. Long
Thyra Stewart Budzinski .... Brady A. Miracle
Bernard M. Cates ........... Edmund C. McNulty
Arnett Whitey Cobb ......... Floyd Potts
Harold W. Fann ............. Charles Salyers
Kathryne Hayden ............ Holton West
Howard H. Howells .......... Lucien C. West
Presented by the Committee to reopen and expand Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
Erected by Committee to reopen and expand Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
Location. 37° 47.152′ N, 84° 36.078′ W. Marker is in Nicholasville, Kentucky, in Jessamine County. Marker is on Camp Nelson Cemetery Road 0.3 miles east of Danville Road (U.S. 27), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6998 Danville Road, Nicholasville KY 40356, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General William "Bull" Nelson (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Camp Nelson National Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Nelson Refugee Camp / Conditions at Refugee Camp (approx. 0.3 miles away); Butler's Birthplace (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sawyier's Inspiration (approx. 0.6 miles away); John McMurtry’s Station (approx. 8 miles away); James Thompson, 1750-1825 (approx. 8 miles away); Forks of Dix River Baptist Church (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nicholasville.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
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