The Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort sits on over 120 acres of land and includes an administration building, maintenance facility, committal shelter, and a memorial walk. The cemetery, located in Baldwin County, was dedicated in December 2012 and began interments in April 2013. There are a total of 5,000 graves within ground crypts, traditional graves, columbarium niches, and a scatter garden. The lifespan of the entire cemetery is 100 years.

Pre-registration is available and allows a veteran and their spouse to establish, in advance, their eligibility for burial at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort. There is no cost for pre-registration and it does not obligate the veteran to be interred at the cemetery. Pre-registration is intended to simplify and assist the veteran’s next-of-kin at the time of death. The key items needed for pre-registration are a copy of the veteran’s discharge certificate (DD Form 214) and, for married veterans, a copy of the marriage certificate.

Contact Info

Joseph S. Buschell, Cemetery Director
Kathy Miller, Assistant Cemetery Director

Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort
34904 Alabama Highway 225
Spanish Fort, AL 36527

Phone: (251) 625-1338
Fax: (251) 626-9204


The Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery receives full staffing and operational funding from the State through the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA), its parent state agency, and does not rely upon private individuals or fund-raising organizations for agency operations and services.  However, ADVA recognizes and appreciates the voluntary contributions received from other organizations, veteran families, and individuals including The Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort Foundation, Inc. (Foundation).  The Foundation is a separate, nongovernment, nonprofit organization which promotes the mission of the cemetery and supports other veteran organizations, activities, and programs which promote the welfare of veterans and commemorate the honorable service provided by veterans.