Danville National Cemetery (Illinois)
Danville National Cemetery.
|Size||63.3 acres (25.6 ha)|
|Number of graves||12,000|
|Find a Grave||Danville National Cemetery|
Danville National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Danville, in Vermilion County, Illinois. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 63.3 acres (25.6 ha), and as of 2014, it had 12,000 interments.
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.
- The Soldiers Monument, a granite base with a bronze statue of a Civil War soldier holding a musket, dedicated in 1917.
- Lieutenant Morton A. Read, Medal of Honor recipient for action at the Battle of Appomattox Courthouse during the Civil War.
- National Cemetery Administration
- Danville National Cemetery
- Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) No. IL-8, "Danville National Cemetery, 1900 East Main Street, Danville, Vermilion County, IL", 17 photos, 2 photo caption pages
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Danville National Cemetery (Illinois)