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National Cemetery Administration

 

Find a Cemetery by State

Map of Cemeteries in Illinois



National Cemeteries in Illinois

The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) National Cemetery Administration maintains 155 national cemeteries in 42 states and Puerto Rico as well as 34 soldier's lots and monument sites. Please note that there is not a VA national cemetery in every state. You may also want to check the listing of state and tribal veterans cemeteries.

Cemetery Information
National Cemetery Contact Info
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 W. Hoff Road
Elwood, IL 60421

Burial Space: Open
Phone:
815-423-9958

Fax:
815-423-5824
Alton National Cemetery
600 Pearl Street
Alton, IL 62002

Burial Space: Closed
Phone:
314-845-8320

Fax:
314-845-8355
Camp Butler National Cemetery
5063 Camp Butler Road
Springfield, IL 62707

Burial Space: Open
Phone:
217-492-4070

Fax:
217-492-4072
Danville National Cemetery
1900 East Main Street
Danville, IL 61832

Burial Space: Open
Phone:
217-554-4550

Fax:
217-554-4803
Fort Sheridan National Cemetery
Vattman Road
Lake Forest, IL 60035

Burial Space: Cremation Only
Phone:
224-610-7296

Fax:
224-610-4625
Mound City National Cemetery
141 State Highway 37
Mound City, IL 62963

Burial Space: Open
Phone:
618-748-9107

Fax:
618-748-9108
Quincy National Cemetery
36th & Maine Street
Quincy, IL 62301

Burial Space: Closed
Phone:
309-782-2094

Fax:
309-782-2097
Rock Island National Cemetery
Bldg 118 Rock Island Arsenal
Rock Island, IL 61299

Burial Space: Open
Phone:
309-782-2094

Fax:
309-782-2097
Confederate Mound
Oak Woods Cemetery
1035 E 67th St
Chicago, IL 60637

Burial Space: Closed
Phone:
815-423-9958

Fax:
815-423-5824
North Alton Confederate Cemetery
635 Rozier Street
Alton, IL 62002

Burial Space: Closed
Phone:
314-845-8320

Fax:
314-845-8355
Rock Island Confederate Cemetery
Rodman Avenue
Rock Island Arsenal
Rock Island, IL 61299

Burial Space: Closed
Phone:
309-782-2094

Fax:
309-782-2097


VA Grant-Funded Cemeteries in Illinois

Many states, territories and tribes have established VA Grant-Funded Veterans Cemeteries. Eligibility is similar to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries, but may include residency requirements. Even though they may have been established or improved with Government funds through VA's Veterans Cemetery Grants Program, state, territory and tribal veterans cemeteries are operated and maintained by the states, territories or tribes. VA cannot answer your questions or comments about any of these state, territory or tribal veterans cemeteries. Please contact the specific cemetery for information.

Cemetery Information (Note: This section contains external links.*)
Cemetery Contact Info
Sunset Veterans Cemetery
1707 N. 12th Street
Quincy, IL 62301

VA Grant Funded: Yes
Phone:
217-222-8641

Fax:
217-222-9621

John Wingerter, Acting Administrator


National Cemeteries — Definitions of Burial Space

Open:

This cemetery has space available to accommodate casketed and cremated remains.

Closed:

This cemetery is closed to new interments. The only interments that are being accepted are subsequent interments for veterans or eligible family members in an existing gravesite. Periodically however, burial space may become available due to a canceled reservation or when a disinterment has been completed. When either of these two scenarios occurs the cemetery will assign such gravesites or columbarium niches to other eligible Veterans or family members at the time of the request. Since there is no way to know in advance when a gravesite may become available, please contact the cemetery at the time of need to inquire whether space is available.

Cremation Only:

This cemetery has space available for cremated remains. We may be able to accommodate casketed remains in the same gravesite of previously interred family members.

VA Grant-Funded Cemeteries — Definitions of Federally Funded and Unfunded

VA Grant-Funded Cemetery:

  • Grants are used only to establish, expand or improve veterans cemeteries that are owned and operated by a state, territory or tribe. Aid is granted only to states, territories or tribes, not to private organizations, counties, cities, or other government agencies.
  • VA can provide up to 100 percent of the development cost for an approved project. For establishment of new cemeteries, VA can provide for operating equipment as well. VA cannot pay for acquisition of land.
  • Cemeteries established under the grant program must conform to the standards and guidelines pertaining to site selection, planning, and construction prescribed by VA.
  • Cemeteries must be operated solely for the interment of Veterans and certain eligible family members (as defined in 38 CFR part 39.2 and 39.10).
  • The administration, operation, and maintenance of these cemeteries is solely the responsibility of the state, territory or tribe.

Not a VA Grant-Funded Cemetery:

The state, territory or tribe has not applied for and received a VA grant to establish, expand or improve this veterans cemetery. The cemetery is owned and operated by the state, territory or tribe.


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