Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Tennessee

Andrew Johnson chose to be buried atop this hill, then known as “Signal Hill,” which he owned. His family members continued to be buried here in the family plot until his great-granddaughter’s interment in 1992. The cemetery became part of the Andrew Johnson National Monument in 1942. (National Park Service)

When I die, I want no more winding sheet than that of the brave old flag…and no softer pillow than the Constitution of my country. ~President Andrew Johnson

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The Andrew Johnson National Cemetery is part of the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site located in Greeneville, Tennessee.
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The caretakers of the National Cemetery used to live here but now it is home to National Park Service offices in Greeneville, Tennessee.
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Address by President Lincoln at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. This sign is located at the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Greeneville, Tennessee.
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President Andrew Johnson was buried atop Signal Hill at the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Greeneville, Tennessee.
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The Andrew Johnson National Monument located at the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Greeneville, Tennessee. President Johnson is buried beside his wife Eliza.
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I just thought this Andrew Johnson quote was so beautiful. “When I die, I want no more winding sheet than that of the brave old flag…and no softer pillow than the Constitution of my country.”
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The view of the Appalachian Mountain range from atop Signal Hill at the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Greeneville, Tennessee.
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We took Lee’s youngest son and girlfriend to the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. We had a great day as a family learning about history and spending time together.

Related Links:
A Short History of the National Cemetery
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site (NPS)
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, Greeneville, Tennessee
Inside the Home of President Andrew Johnson, Greeneville, Tennessee


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