HCO 1, Box 67 Maxwell, NE 69151
Text of Fort McPherson Historical Site marker (from NSHS marker site)
Text of Fort McPherson - North Platte Historical Site marker at rest area (from NSHS marker site)
Burials from early western Army Posts - dates moved to Fort McPherson
Exit I-80 at Maxwell and go south - about 2 miles.
Sign on the fence surrounding the cemetery
Entrance to Fort McPherson National Cemetery
View down the main drive to the flag pole.
Early morning at Fort McPherson National Cemetery (in foreground - 2nd section on south, near main gate).
We were told that families were allowed to supply a gravestone during early days of this cemetery. This accounts for some "different stones" in the older parts of the cemetery. That policy was later modified, only "military stones" are now installed on gravesites. All military stones are white granite, upright.
The oldest gravestones (mostly civil war veterans) are found just inside the gate on the left (south) side of the main drive. The inscriptions face west on all stones we examined, and were in deep shadow during morning.
Cemetery Records Online - VA Database of burials at For McPherson
Grave Locator - by military cemetery - Department of Veterans Administration
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