Cemetery Overview
The Fort Knox Post Cemetery has a long history dating to the early years of the Army installation on which it resides and has evolved since that time, while at the same time keeping its historic setting and overall integrity. The cemetery is the final resting place for Soldiers and their dependents from across the nation. They include veterans, war casualties, and prisoners of war. It's located just adjacent to St. Patrick’s Cemetery, an older burial ground which initially served the Catholic community from Stithton. The cemetery is a beautiful place to visit and is definitely worth making it a part of your history tour.  

 

One Cemetery Responsible Official from Fort Knox provides oversight and administrative support for all cemetery operations. Grounds maintenance for the cemetery is cared for by the Fort Knox Department of Public Works. The Fort Knox Post Cemetery falls underneath the responsibility of the Fort Knox Garrison Command and the U.S. Army's Installation Management Command (IMCOM).

Visit Our Cemetery
 Information
All non-DoD, non-federally-affiliated visitors without proper government identification should call ahead for information on how to properly obtain gate access to Fort Knox before departing. There are generally no staff members present; however, visitors can gain more information about the cemetery by visiting the Caretakers House located at the front entrance. Visitors will find a kiosk containing a cemetery map, grave registration book and history information. There is limited general parking available and the cemetery is fully wheelchair-accessible.

 

Hours
The cemetery is open to the public daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Established:  1920 
First Recorded Interment:  April, 1920 
First Solider Interment:  June, 1921
Location:  701st Tank Destroyer Battalion Rd, Fort Knox, KY 40121 
Burials: 967 (U.S. Military Personnel; Foreign Personnel; Civilians; POWs; Unknowns)
Columbarium:  No 
Acres:  1.87 acres 
Status:  Closed, Subsequent only
Last Interment/Inurnment: 10/16/2018
Fort Knox Post Cemetery is located in Kentucky south of Louisville and north of Elizabethtown. The closest major airport to Fort Knox is Louisville International Airport (SDF/KSDF). This airport is in Louisville, Kentucky and is 31 miles from the center of Fort Knox.

Fort Knox
Casualty Affairs Coordinator

Rm 129, Bldg 1378, 70 Pershing Drive
502-624-3578

Fort Knox
Deputy, Cemetery Responsible Official

Rm 108, Bldg 9297, 4916 Wilson Rd.
502-624-6581

 


 

Col Eugene Tyree
Section X, Grave 10
USAF - Tuskegee Airman
Died 9/9/1965

MSG Ernest R. Kouma
Section L, Grave 0
Medal of Honor
Died 12/19/1993

MG Hugh J. Gaffey
Fort Knox CG
Section X, Grave 9
Died 06/16/1946

Catherine Alma Lundy
Actress
Section U, Grave 24
Died 01/11/990