Danville National Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois
Cemetery Name: Danville National Cemetery
Also Known As: Veterans Cemetery
Location: Danville Township, East Danville
GPS Location: 40.12712, -87.57977 (link to Google Map)
Description: In 1897, the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soliders started in Danville and that next year year, a small plot was set aside as a burial site. In 1901, the present cemetery was plotted and the remains of those buried in the old cemetery were reinterred at the new site (IF ANYONE HAS ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ORIGINAL CEMETERY LOCATION - PLEASE LET ME KNOW.) The soldiers home was transferred to the Veterans Administration (VA) in 1930. In 1992, the Danville National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Internet Link: Danville National Cemetery (VA) - information & plot map
Plot Search: Search for burial location - You can choose "Danville IL site in Cemetery drop-down list"
The pictures below are sorted by section. Block 1 - 14 each have 11 rows, 15-16 has 12 rows - and for the most part, my pictures start with row 1 - and go through to the last row.
Pictures: I took pictures of EVERY stone in this cemetery in March 2009. In February 2012, I went back and tried to get updated pictures of all the new stones. Between that time, I made a few visits out there for random pictures here or there.
Also took 2 video's embed below in February 2012.
Link to Pictures: 12,892 pictures - sorted by section
Video: Below are a couple of quick overview video's of Danville National Cemetery. These were taken February 2012. Please note: These video's are NOT "professional" or to be used to read stones or anything like that.... these are simple to show a quick "overview" of the cemetery. For those who may never be able to visit this cemetery in person, these video's are here to show a quick "overview" of the area.
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Thank you for doing this. According to the VA, my ancestor is in Section 7 Site 1618. In your pictures, 1618 is in Section 6 and it is not my ancestor. Tried variations (Section 7, 1918 etc) but haven't found him. Any ideas?
Thank you for doing t his work!