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Histopolis Place-of-the-Day

Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Saturday, November 6, 2010 is Wood National Cemetery in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

"Wood National Cemetery is located on the grounds of a former Soldiers Home that today is called the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wis.

"From 1867 until 1871, the home buried its soldiers in private cemeteries in the Milwaukee area. In 1871, a cemetery opened on the grounds. Originally known only as Soldiers Home Cemetery, it wasn’t until 1937 the name was changed to honor Gen. George Wood, a longtime member of the Soldiers’ Home’s Board of Managers. It became a national cemetery in 1973."

Source: Cemeteries - Wood National Cemetery - Burial & Memorials

The Histopolis Grave Index for Wood National Cemetery contains 38,720 entries with 17,054 unique surnames.

Explore Wood National Cemetery on Histopolis now. If you have a place that you would like to see featured as the Histopolis Place-of-the-Day, contact the webmaster to suggest it.

Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010