Danville National Cemetery (Illinois)

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Danville National Cemetery
Danville (IL) National Cemetery.jpg
Danville National Cemetery.
Details
Year established 1898
Location Danville, Illinois
Country United States
Type Military Veterans'
Size 63.3 acres (25.6 ha)

Danville National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Danville, in Vermilion County, Illinois. It encompasses 63.3 acres (25.6 ha), and as of the end of 2005, it had 10,048 interments.

History[edit]

In 1897, Congress established a soldiers home called the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Danville, and the next year the cemetery was established on a small plot of land nearby to inter those veterans who died while under care in the facility. In 1901 a new cemetery was plotted, and the interments were all moved to their current location. It was transferred to the National Cemetery system in 1973.

Danville National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

Notable monuments[edit]

  • The Soldiers Monument, a granite base with a bronze statue of a Civil War soldier holding a musket, dedicated in 1917.

Notable interments[edit]

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Coordinates: 40°7′37.60″N 87°34′50.46″W / 40.1271111°N 87.5806833°W / 40.1271111; -87.5806833