Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every
day on the Place-of-The-Day.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Sunday, January 2, 2011 is Sarasota VA National Cemetery in Sarasota County, Florida.
"The new 295-acre national cemetery in the Sarasota area will serve veterans’ needs for the next 50 years. The cemetery is located in Sarasota County along State Road 72 and approximately four miles east of Interstate 75.
"VA prepared an Environmental Assessment for the Sarasota VA National Cemetery site in December 2004. In April 2007, the Department of Veterans Affairs purchased the site from private citizens and has awarded a contract to Miller Legg & Associates of Winter Park, Fla., to design the new cemetery.
"Construction of Phase IB, which will consist of nearly 100-acres, will include facilities necessary to maintain, operate, and provide burials for approximately ten years. When this phase of construction is complete the interment areas will provide for nearly 18,200 full casket gravesites, including 15,200 pre-placed crypts, 500 in-ground cremains and approximately 7,200 columbarium niches. The new cemetery will also include an administration and public information center complex with an electronic gravesite locator and public restrooms, a maintenance facility, a cemetery entrance area, a flag assembly area and a memorial walkway and a donations area, as well as two committal shelters. Other infrastructure design elements include roadways, landscaping, utilities, and irrigation."
Source: Cemeteries - Sarasota National Cemetery - Burial & Memorials
The Histopolis Grave Index for Sarasota VA National Cemetery contains 3,971 entries with 2,742 unique surnames.
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|1||Hampton VA National Cemetery, Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia|
|2||Sarasota VA National Cemetery, Sarasota County, Florida|
|3||New Bern National Cemetery, Township 8, Craven County, North Carolina|
|4||Georgia National Cemetery, Cherokee County, Georgia|
|5||Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County, New York|
|6||Richmond National Cemetery, Henrico County, Virginia|
|7||Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Springfield Township, Greene County, Missouri|
|8||Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly Township, Oakland County, Michigan|
|9||Fort Sill National Cemetery, Comanche County, Oklahoma|
|10||Seven Pines National Cemetery, Henrico County, Virginia|
|11||National Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania|
|12||National Cemetery, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota|
|13||Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa|
|14||Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee|
|15||Fort Richardson National Cemetery, Anchorage, Anchorage Municipality, Alaska|
|16||Bakersfield National Cemetery, Kern County, California|
|17||Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Saratoga County, New York|
|18||Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Upper Township, Sebastian County, Arkansas|
|19||Soldiers' Lot, Mound Cemetery, Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin|
|20||San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California|
|21||Nashville National Cemetery, Davidson County, Tennessee|
|22||Government Lots, Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia|
|23||Annapolis National Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland|
|24||Fort Lyon National Cemetery, Bent County, Colorado|
|25||Nachez National Cemetery, Supervisor District 4, Adams County, Mississippi|
|26||Massachusetts National Cemetery, Barnstable County, Massachusetts|
|27||Lexington National Cemetery, Lexington-Fayette, Fayette County, Kentucky|
|28||Camp Butler National Cemetery, Clear Lake Township, Sangamon County, Illinois|
|29||Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Jackson Township, Will County, Illinois|
|30||National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee|
|31||Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania|
Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010