Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.
Friday, December 24, 2010
The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Friday, December 24, 2010 is the Prescott National Cemetery in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona.
"Prescott National Cemetery is located in Prescott, Ariz., adjacent to the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The cemetery, which closed to new interments in 1974, covers a little over 15 acres. Interments were made here primarily because it was a conveniently safe distance from Fort Whipple, Ariz., where attacks from local Native Americans were more likely.
"The present site of Prescott National Cemetery is thought to be its third location. The original cemetery was established when Fort Whipple was a camp near Del Rio Springs in 1864, and was moved soon after. The cemetery was relocated again in 1869 to its current location because flash floods washed out numerous burials in the previous site. These floods may account for the majority of the 25 unknown graves in the cemetery.
"Prescott National Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999."
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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