Histopolis Place-of-the-Day

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

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Friday, February 11, 2011 is the Alabama National Cemetery in Shelby County, Alabama.

"The new 479-acre national cemetery in the Birmingham area will serve veterans' needs for at least the next 50 years. The cemetery is located at 3133 Highway 119, 15 miles south of Birmingham, just north of the town of Montevallo and west of Interstate Highway 65.

"In July 2007, the Department of Veterans Affairs purchased the site for approximately $8 million and awarded a contract in September 2007 to Civil Consultants, Inc. to design the new cemetery.

"Construction of Phase I consists of approximately 45 acres, and includes facilities necessary to maintain, operate, and provide burials for approximately ten years. When this phase of construction is complete the interment areas will provide for 7,395 full-casket gravesites, 999 in-ground cremation sites and approximately 2,700 columbarium niches. The new cemetery will also include an administration and public information center complex with an electronic gravesite locator and public restrooms, a maintenance facility, a cemetery entrance area, a flag assembly area, a memorial walkway and two committal shelters for funeral services. Other infrastructure design elements include roadways, landscaping, utilities and irrigation."

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February 2011

1Mobile National Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
2Jefferson City National Cemetery, Jefferson City, Jefferson Township, Cole County, Missouri
3Roseburg Veterans Cemetery, Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon
4Union Confederate Monument, Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Kaw Township, Jackson County, Missouri
5Quantico National Cemetery, Prince William County, Virginia
6San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
7Fort Bayard National Cemetery, Grant County, New Mexico
8Kerrville National Cemetery, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas
9Biloxi National Cemetery, Biloxi, Supervisor District 1, Harrison County, Mississippi
10Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia
11Alabama National Cemetery, Shelby County, Alabama
12National Military Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
13Saint Francois County, Missouri
14Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
15Conecuh County, Alabama
16Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana
17Aroostook County, Maine
18Sumner County, Tennessee
19Hendricks County, Indiana
20Carroll County, New Hampshire
21Dakota County, Nebraska
22Madison County, Kentucky
23Allegany County, Maryland
24Becker County, Minnesota
25Mitchell County, North Carolina
26Kootenai County, Idaho
27Sumter County, South Carolina
28Miami County, Kansas



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