Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North

Memorial Day at KVCN

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More than 300 people attended the Memorial Day ceremony at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown May 27. The guest speaker was Rick Schad, KDVA Chief of Staff.

Memorial Day Ceremony at KVCN 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2019

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Wreaths at KVCN


On Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, veterans, family and friends placed hundreds of wreaths on headstones and columbarium walls at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown to honor the fallen.

Gold Star Families Memorial Groundbreaking


On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a Gold Star Families Memorial to be installed on the grounds. KDVA Commissioner Ben Adams and Medal of Honor recipient Hershel Woody Wiliams were the guest speakers. KVCN is partnershing with the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation to raise money for the memorial.

Patriotism Service at KVCN


On Sunday, September 16, 45 members of University of Kentucky chapter of Alpha Sigma Pi came to Kentucky Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown to perform community service on their Annual Patriotism Day. They cleaned all 795 headstones, plus benches, monuments, road signs and even windows. This was the third year in a row the fraternity has made KVCN the beneficiary of their service, and each year more members participate.

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Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North is located on 99 acres off I-75 at mile marker 154 in Williamstown. It opened August 22, 2008. As of July 9, 2014, KVCN has interred 752 veterans and 136 dependents. It is honored to be the resting place for 2 service members killed in action.  

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Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North                  
205 Eibeck Lane                                                     
Williamstown, KY 41097                                         
Phone: 859-823-0720                                              
Fax:  859-824-0324

According to Kentucky law, the individual must be a Kentucky veteran for burial at one of the state veteran cemeteries.  Examples include: born in KY, served at one of the U.S. military installations in KY, lived in KY, home of record in KY.

Hours of Operation

Kentucky's State Veterans Cemeteries are open to the public 24 hours, seven days a week.  Normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, not including state holidays.  Interments take place on non-holiday weekdays only.  Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are reserved for families and loved ones of those interred to visit in peace and quiet.

Total interment services include:
  • Furnishing grave or columbarium space
  • Opening and closing the grave
  • Providing the interment site with perpetual care
  • Supplying a suitable marker or headstone
  • Furnishing an optional concrete grave liner for casketed burials