Histopolis Place-of-the-Day

Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Saturday, January 1, 2011 is the Hampton VA National Cemetery in Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia.

"This small parcel of land, less than one-fifth acre, is located on the grounds of the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center complex in Hampton, Va. Composed of 22 graves aligned in three rows, it is the smallest cemetery overseen by VA.

"Hampton VAMC cemetery was established in 1898 on the grounds of the Southern Branch of the National Home for Volunteer Soldiers and Sailors as an emergency measure during a Yellow Fever epidemic at the station. All men who died during the quarantine were to be buried here, regardless of the cause of death. At the onset of the epidemic, a rigid quarantine was enforced at the station and no one was allowed to leave or enter. The outbreak was contained and proved to be less severe than feared, however, with 43 documented cases. Twenty-two remains were interred here between July 30 and August 15, 1899. The men hailed mostly from New York and Pennsylvania, and included a blacksmith, carpenter, butcher and farmer.

"Hampton VAMC cemetery was transferred from the Department of the Army to the Veterans Administration in September 1973. It was one of 21 Veteran Administration cemeteries located on medical center grounds that were combined with the existing national cemeteries to form the National Cemetery system."

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January 2011

1Hampton VA National Cemetery, Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia
2Sarasota VA National Cemetery, Sarasota County, Florida
3New Bern National Cemetery, Township 8, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina
4Georgia National Cemetery, Cherokee County, Georgia
5Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County, New York
6Richmond National Cemetery, Henrico County, Virginia
7Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Springfield Township, Greene County, Missouri
8Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly Township, Oakland County, Michigan
9Fort Sill National Cemetery, Comanche County, Oklahoma
10Seven Pines National Cemetery, Henrico County, Virginia
11National Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
12National Cemetery, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota
13Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa
14Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee
15Fort Richardson National Cemetery, Anchorage, Anchorage Municipality, Alaska
16Bakersfield National Cemetery, Kern County, California
17Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Saratoga County, New York
18Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Upper Township, Sebastian County, Arkansas
19Soldiers' Lot, Mound Cemetery, Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin
20San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
21Nashville National Cemetery, Davidson County, Tennessee
22Government Lots, Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia
23Annapolis National Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
24Fort Lyon National Cemetery, Bent County, Colorado
25Nachez National Cemetery, Supervisor District 4, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi
26Massachusetts National Cemetery, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
27Lexington National Cemetery, Lexington-Fayette, Fayette County, Kentucky
28Camp Butler National Cemetery, Clear Lake Township, Sangamon County, Illinois
29Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Jackson Township, Will County, Illinois
30National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
31Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania



Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010