Jacksonville Veterans Cemetery - Jacksonville, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 34.984 W 092° 29.038
15S E 544315 N 4381610
Quick Description: Newest of the Veteran Cemeteries in Missouri,
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 1/26/2015 11:45:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMN9Q1
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
Views: 0

Long Description:

County of cemetery: Randolph County
Location of cemetery: 1479 County Road 1675, Jacksonville, Randolph County, Missouri USA, 65260
Number of graves: 1,195 (as of 2006)

I came to this place because of the courage of Marine Corporal Paige of Kirksville, MO.
I ride with the Patriot Guard and rode escort for Cpl. Paige's funeral. A veteran of Iraq. There were very few internments at my visit (July 2006). As you first enter, there are a couple of rows of stones, but most of the land was rolling hills, and a large lake. The office complex is at the top of the first hill.

Text on Dedication Plaque:

MISSOURI VETERANS CEMETERY, JACKSONVILLE
Governor Bob Holden

Department of Veterans Affairs
Secretary, Anthony J. Principi

Missouri Veterans Commission
Chairman    Carl H. Niewoehner
Vice Chairman    Donald J. Gralike
Member    Emmett W. Fairfax
Member    Bernadette A. Miller
Member    Carson Ross
Executive Director    Ronald L. Taylor
Cemetery Director    Jerry R. Quigley

Office of Administration
Commissioner, Jacquelyn D. White

Division of Design and Construction
Director, Randall G. Allen, AIA

FUNDING PROVIDED THROUGH A GRANT FROM
THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Architect
Grossen Livingston Associates, Inc.

Contractor
Kidwell Construction, Inc.
2003

"The Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Jacksonville was established October 25, 2003. The cemetery is located at 1479 County Road 1675, Jacksonville, Missouri. It occupies 117.4 acres of majestic green land and includes a lake. The cemetery will have approximately 40,000 burial sites along with a Columbarium that will have approximately 800 niches for cremation. The land for the cemetery was donated by Associated Electric." ~ Jean ?

The Name of the Cemetery: yes

City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: yes

Post a Picture of the Cemetery into this Waymark gallery: yes

Approximate number of graves: yes

Visit Instructions:

The Name of the Cemetery

City, Town, or Parish / State / Country

Post a Picture of the Cemetery into this Waymark gallery

Approximate number of graves

Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Worldwide Cemeteries
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.