J5:Verona Loop National Cemetery


J5:Verona Loop National Cemetery

J5: Verona Cemetery was built for the African-Americans whose bodies were initially buried on Camp Lejeune. Currently,
Camp Lejeune takes care of the property, and it is open to the public as a historical site of Onslow County.

 This plot near Verona contains the remains of African-Americans, including headstones dating to the early 1800s. Several tombstones are marked with the simple epitaph of a name and the title "slave." The Government placed many others, simple granite faces set flat in the ground, to mark the remains of persons whose names were, and are unknown.  Approximately 639 graves are located here.

 Located just off Hwy 17,  approximately 7 miles south of the New River Air Station gate.  Marked by a sign that reads: "Marine Corps Camp Lejeune Self Guided Tour: 18"

34 33 7 N, 77 23 12 W, Verona, 28540
Distance from Jacksonville: 4.47 miles

Website:www.lejeune.usmc.mil/mcb/poi18.asp

Verona Cemetery was built for the African-Americans whose bodies were initially buried on Camp Lejeune. Currently, Camp Lejeune takes care of the property, and it is open to the public as a historical site of Onslow County.

 

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