California Historical Landmarks in San Diego County
California Historical Landmark 55
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Cabrillo Memorial Drive On Point Loma
A burial ground before 1847, this graveyard became an Army post cemetery in the 1860s. It is the final resting place for most who fell at San Pasqual in 1846, and for the USS Bennington victims of 1905. It became Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in 1934 and was placed under the Veterans Administration National Cemetery System in 1973. Over 50,000 who served the U.S. honorably in war and peace lie here.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 55
First registered December 6, 1932.
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus.
May 28, 1990
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.