Born: Nov. 24, 1784, in Barboursville, Va.
Died: July 9, 1850, in Washington, D.C.
Burial Place: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville, Ky. (Visited: June 2005)
|In 1883, the Kentucky government erected the granite column to honor Taylor.|
|In 1926, the U.S. government built a limestone neoclassical mausoleum for Taylor’s remains.|
|The mausoleum contains the remains of Taylor and his wife Margaret.|
|Taylor was originally interred in his family’s crypt, which still stands.|