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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.

Monday, January 31, 2011

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Monday, January 31, 2011 is Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

"The new 205-acre national cemetery in southeastern Pennsylvania will serve veterans’ needs for the next 50 years. The cemetery is located in Bucks County, north of the city of Philadelphia, about three miles northwest of Interstate 95, and less than three miles from Washington Crossing Historic Park.

"In January 2008, VA awarded a design contract to Cairone & Kaupp, Inc. of Philadelphia. VA plans on completing a 12-acre early burial area with temporary facilities (Phase 1A) followed by the second construction stage of the project (Phase 1B). When completed, the 64-acre Phase 1 development will provide 15,500 full casket gravesites, including 15,100 pre-placed crypts, and 6,500 in-ground cremation sites and 4,100 columbarium niches. The new cemetery will also include an administration and public information center complex and public restrooms, a maintenance facility, a cemetery entrance area, a flag assembly area, and committal shelters for funeral services. Other infrastructure design elements include roadways, landscaping, utilities, and irrigation."

Source: Cemeteries - Washington Crossing National Cemetery - Burial and Memorial Benefits

The Histopolis Grave Index for Washington Crossing National Cemetery contains 2,790 entries with 1,897 unique surnames.

Explore Washington Crossing 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