Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery


The cemetery is open to the public for visitation everyday during daylight hours. Cemetery administrative offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cemetery administrative office may be reached at (540) 674-6893.

After normal business hours, funeral directors can call (540) 315-2072 to schedule interment services.

Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery 5550 Bagging Plant Road
Dublin, VA  24084

Directions to the Cemetery

Provisions for pre-application

For expediency, the veteran may apply prior to death to determine eligibility for interment in the cemetery.

To download a copy of the pre-application form, please click one of the links below. You may also request a copy of the pre-application by calling the cemetery at (540) 674-6893.

Please remember that in addition to the pre-application form, you must submit documentation of military service (DD214 or equivalent) and a copy of a marriage certificate, if applicable. You must also inform cemetery management of other dependent eligibility status at time of application.

Pre-Application Form (73KB) 
Authorized Emblem Form (608LB)

outer burial containers

Outer burial containers are required for in-ground casketed burials at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery. An outer burial container is an enclosure in which caskets are placed.

A pre-installed double-depth outer burial container, which can accommodate two standard-sized caskets, is provided at no cost at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery.

For burials requiring an oversized casket, an oversized outer burial container – made of reinforced concrete with a domed-lid or of steel – must be purchased. The cemetery sells oversized outer burial containers at cost for $450. Veterans and their families also have the option to purchase an oversized outer burial container and placement services from a funeral home or other source.

All outer burial containers provided or sold by the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery meet quality and performance standards set by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


Memorial Day Events

To commemorate Memorial Day, a ceremony will be held on May 27, 2013 at 10 a.m.  Flags will be placed on all graves. 

We are accepting donations to construct an Avenue of Flags along Circle Drive.  Should you or your organization be interested in contributing, please contact the cemetery at (540) 674-6893 or the Veterans Services Foundation at (804) 382-3715.

The administration office will be open from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm to assist veterans and their families with grave site location, general information and filling out the cemetery pre-application form.

Veterans Day Events

The cemetery will hold an open house event from 9 am until 3:00 pm on Veterans Day, November 11, 2013. Employees will be available to answer questions about pre-applications, benefits of the burial in one of Virginia’s state-operated veterans cemeteries and cemetery operating procedures. Employees will also be available to assist visitors with locating grave sites.

Other Holidays

On Easter Sunday, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, and Independence Day, cemetery staff will be available from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to assist families visiting their loved one’s grave site.

The cemetery staff looks forward to visiting with and assisting family.

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