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In certain circumstances, a burial allowance is available from the Veterans Benefits Administration.  The National Cemetery Administration does not provide these benefits.

For more information please call 1-(800)-827-1000

For information on Headstones and Markers from the Department of Veterans Affairs please click here.

The Georgia National Cemetery main gate entrance, located off Highway 20 in Canton GA.

Georgia National Cemetery opened for burial operations on April 24, 2006.  A dedication ceremony was held at the cemetery on June 4, 2006.

The property on which the cemetery rests was donated by Scott Hudgens, the late Atlanta World War II veteran, land developer, and philanthropist.

The site lies midway midway between Cartersville and Canton, near the Etowah River, offering views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Lake Allatoona.

A beautiful view of Kennesaw Mountain can be seen from Georgia National Cemetery.

The Administration Building at Georgia National Cemetery.

During the first phase of construction, 110 acres of the 775-acre cemetery will be developed. It will include 30,000 gravesites, 3,000 columbaria niches, 3129 in-ground garden niches for cremated remains, and a scattering garden.

Georgia National Cemetery will provide burial space for eligible veterans and dependents for the next 50 years.

From I-75: Take exit 290 (highway 20) toward Canton (east).  Travel 10 miles, turn left at the main cemetery entrance, cemetery gates will be approximately 2 miles.

From I-575: If traveling north, take exit 16 bearing to the left.  If traveling south, take exit 16A.  At the traffic light, turn left onto Highway 5 and 20-get into the right through lane which leads you onto Highway 20 (Knox Bridge Road).  Travel approximately five miles, turning right at the main cemetery entrance, cemetery gates will be approximately 2 miles. 

Department Veterans Affairs
Georgia National Cemetery
2025 Mount Carmel Church Lane
Canton GA, 30114

Margaret Helgerson, Director
(770) 479-9300
Fax (770)-479-9311
Email Margaret.Helgerson@va.gov