Presidential Pathways: #12, Zachary Taylor

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)

Burial Place

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.

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