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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.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Thursday, January 6, 2011 is Richmond National Cemetery in Henrico County, Virginia.

"Richmond National Cemetery is located in Henrico County, Va., about three miles east of the state capital. The cemetery lies just within the fortification lines constructed by the Confederate army during its defense of Richmond during the Civil War. Three of the cemetery’s 10 acres were purchased in July 1867 from William Slater; additional acreage was subsequently purchased in 1868 and 1906.

"The first burials at Richmond National Cemetery were reinterments from Oakwood and Hollywood cemeteries in Richmond, the cemetery at Belle Island Confederate Prison, the battlefields of Cold Harbor and Seven Pines, and from locations in Chesterfield and Hanover counties, Va.

"Richmond National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995."

Source: Cemeteries - Richmond National Cemetery - Burial & Memorials

The Histopolis Grave Index for Richmond National Cemetery contains 3,665 entries with 1,733 unique surnames.

Explore Richmond 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