Quincy National Cemetery

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Quincy National Cemetery
Quincy National Cemetery is located in Illinois
Quincy National Cemetery
Location 36th & Main Sts.
Quincy, Illinois
Coordinates 39°55′58″N 91°21′23″W / 39.93278°N 91.35639°W / 39.93278; -91.35639Coordinates: 39°55′58″N 91°21′23″W / 39.93278°N 91.35639°W / 39.93278; -91.35639
Built 1861
MPS Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP Reference # 11000242

Quincy National Cemetery is a small United States National Cemetery located in the city of Quincy, in Adams County, Illinois. It encompasses slightly less than a half an acre, and as of the end of 2005, had 581 interments. It is currently closed to new interments, and is maintained by Rock Island National Cemetery.

History[edit]

Originally a plot within Woodland Cemetery, the first burials took place in 1861. It was designated a National Cemetery on July 24, 1882.

In 1899, without explanation, a lot within Graceland Cemetery, in Adams County, Ill., was purchased and all the interments were transferred there from the plot in Woodland Cemetery. More modern changes to the cemetery have divided it from Graceland so as to be its own cemetery.

Sometime between 1936 and 1949, a fence dividing Graceland and the National Cemetery was improperly placed. An act of Congress was passed in 1953 (Public Law 116), to rectify the resulting property dispute.[1]

Notable monuments[edit]

  • Three gun monuments the New York Arsenal.

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