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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, February 3, 2011

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Thursday, February 3, 2011 is Roseburg Veterans Cemetery in Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon.

"Roseburg National Cemetery is located in Douglas County, Ore., approximately one-half mile from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Roseburg.

"Roseburg National Cemetery was established in 1897 to serve veterans residing at the Oregon State Soldiers’ home. The Oregon Soldiers’ Home itself opened in 1893 to “provide a home for honorably discharged soldiers, sailors and marines who had served in any wars in which the United States was engaged, or who served in the Indian Wars of Oregon, Washington or Idaho, provided they were or might become citizens of Oregon.”

"In 1933, the home was turned over to the National Soldiers’ Home Bureau and its administration transferred to the new Veterans Administration; the cemetery attached to the grounds was included in the move. In September 1973, the cemetery was transferred to the National Cemetery System within VA."

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

The Histopolis Grave Index for Roseburg Veterans Cemetery contains 4,523 entries with 2,607 unique surnames.

Explore Roseburg Veterans 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