Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads to open July 6
The Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads is accepting online-pre registrations for burial. The cemetery will open Friday, July 6.
The 132-acre cemetery is located at 693 Wildersville Road and will serve more than 45,000 veterans and their families within 17 counties in west Tennessee.
This is the first rural veterans cemetery for the state and is a valuable benefit and resource for west Tennessee.
There are currently two state veterans cemeteries in Knoxville, one in Nashville and one in Memphis. Additionally, there are national cemeteries in Knoxville, Mountain Home, Chattanooga, Nashville and Memphis. In 2011, the Department determined a portion of veterans living between Nashville and Memphis and Knoxville and Nashville did not have access to a veterans cemetery within a 75 mile radius of their communities and families.
The National Cemetery Administration awarded $5,754,802.00 in federal funding for the construction of the cemetery, which started in 2016.