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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.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Tuesday, January 4, 2011 is Georgia National Cemetery in Cherokee County, Georgia.

"Georgia National Cemetery is the second national cemetery in Georgia and the 123rd in the national cemetery system. A private citizen donated the 775-acre site to the National Cemetery Administration in 2001. At maximum capacity, 330 acres of the site will be developed for burials; the remainder of the site is too steep to be used for interments. Historically, the site was used for logging purposes and as a hunting ground for local residents.

"Georgia National Cemetery is located near the site of the Etowah burial mounds, created by American Indians of the Mississippian culture between AD 1000-1550. This site is one of the largest American Indian burial mounds in North America. Archaeological investigations have been conducted on Etowah mounds for over one hundred years.

"Georgia National Cemetery opened for burials in 2006, and was formally dedicated on June 4 of that year."

Source: Cemeteries - Georgia National Cemetery - Burial and Memorial Benefits

The Histopolis Grave Index for Georgia National Cemetery contains 4,377 entries with 2,499 unique surnames.

Explore Georgia 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