Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Sunday, December 26, 2010 is the Florence National Cemetery in Florence, Florence County, South Carolina.
"Florence National Cemetery is located in Florence County in the city of Florence, S.C.
"The land for Florence National Cemetery was appropriated, and later purchased, from the estate of a local resident about a quarter-mile from the POW camp. Original interments were made in two separate burial grounds, one containing 416 remains and the other approximately 2,322 remains. Interments at the larger site were made in 16 trenches; in 1865, this site was designated a national cemetery and the remains from the smaller burial ground were dug up and reinterred there. Remains were also disinterred from the surrounding region of Darlington, Cheraw and the Marion Districts and transferred to Florence National Cemetery. The wooden headboards marking the trench graves were replaced by 2,167 marble “unknown” head blocks measuring 6 x 6 inches square and set approximately six inches apart. In 1955, all but five of these markers were replaced with 32 upright marble headstones at each end of the trenches.
"Florence National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1998."
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|1||Pine Grove Cemetery, Rock River Township, Alger County, Michigan|
|2||Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia|
|3||Woodlawn Monument Site, Terre Haute, Harrison Township, Vigo County, Indiana|
|4||Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, Salisbury Township, Rowan County, North Carolina|
|5||Loudon Park National Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland|
|6||Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida|
|7||Tahoma National Cemetery, King County, Washington|
|8||Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia|
|9||New Albany National Cemetery, New Albany, New Albany Township, Floyd County, Indiana|
|10||Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia|
|11||Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery, Solano County, California|
|12||Baton Rouge National Cemetery, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana|
|13||Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina|
|14||Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Medina County, Ohio|
|15||Veterans Cemetery, Jackson County, Oregon|
|16||National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico|
|17||Raleigh National Cemetery, Raleigh Township, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina|
|18||South Florida VA National Cemetery, Palm Beach County, Florida|
|19||Soldiers' Lot, Woodlawn Cemetery, Middlesex County, Massachusetts|
|20||Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina|
|21||Dallas - Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas|
|22||Wilmington National Cemetery, Wilmington, Wilmington Township, New Hanover County, North Carolina|
|23||Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County, Kentucky|
|24||Prescott National Cemetery, Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona|
|25||Glendale National Cemetery, Henrico County, Virginia|
|26||Florence National Cemetery, Florence, Florence County, South Carolina|
|27||National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania|
|28||Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas|
|29||National Cemetery, New York City, Brooklyn Borough, Kings County, New York|
|30||Bay Pines National Cemetery, Pinellas County, Florida|
|31||Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee|
Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010