Cemetery Overview
The name Fort Leavenworth, in general conversation, usually brings with it images of the federal disciplinary barracks located on its grounds, even though the United States Army installation has a lot more to it than just the penitentiary. Nevertheless, the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks Cemetery at Fort Leavenworth, has just one purpose: to serve as the final resting place for those prisoners who died or were executed while incarcerated at the prison but whose remains were never claimed. Their final resting place is maintained with a high level of respect as Fort Leavenworth honors its military history.

One Cemetery Responsible Official from the Fort Leavenworth garrison provides oversight and administrative support for all cemetery operations. Grounds maintenance for the Fort Leavenworth cemetery is performed by the Fort Leavenworth Directorate of Public Works. The U.S. Disciplinary Barracks Cemetery falls under the responsibility of Fort Leavenworth Garrison Command and the U.S. Army's Installation Management Command (IMCOM). Launch Army Cemeteries Explorer for U.S. Disciplinary Barracks Cemetery here to locate a gravesite.

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At the cemetery there are generally no staff members present; however, an information board near the entrance displays the plot plan and floral policy. Because the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks Cemetery resides on an active U.S. Army installation, all non-DoD, non-federally-affiliated visitors without proper government identification will need obtain prior approval for gate access. Visitors should review the most recent access information on the Fort Leavenworth website here for any and all visitor access requirements before departing. There is only unimproved roadside parking available at the cemetery grounds. The cemetery is also wheelchair-accessible but the terrain may inhibit movement to all parts of the cemetery.


The cemetery is open to the public daily from dawn until dusk
Original Cemetery Established:  1884 
First Interment:  est. 3/10/1884 
First Recorded Interment:  10/26/1895 
Location:  Sheridan Dr, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027 
Burials:  240 (Civilian Inmates; U.S. Military Inmates; Foreign Enemy POW's) 
Columbarium:  No 
Acres:  0.51 acres 
Status:  Open to new interments 
Last Interment/Inurnment: 4/4/1957 
Fort Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks Cemetery is located in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The closest major airport to Fort Leavenworth is Kansas City International Airport (MCI/ KMCI). This airport is 21 miles fromt the center of Fort Leavenworth.
Fort Leavenworth
Department of Public Works - Master Planning Division
Cemetery Responsible Official

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