Jacksonville Veterans Cemetery
In response to the desire of Missouri Veterans to be buried in a military cemetery, the Missouri Veterans Commission and the National Cemetery Administration established a State Veterans Cemetery at Jacksonville to serve the Veterans of Northeast Missouri. The first interment services were held at the Jacksonville facility on November 3, 2003. The cemetery is situated on 117.4 softly contoured acres which includes a 10 acre lake. Within this extremely attractive location, 59 manicured acres represent the first development phase of the cemetery. This area encompasses an administration building, maintenance facility, committal shelter for interment services, columbarium wall for placement of cremations, lake with floating fountain, and a walking path with a bridge spanning the lake. The tranquility of this magnificent setting is further enhanced by a carillon tower which plays a different hymn each hour. The developed portion of the cemetery has approximately 40,000 burial sites along with the Columbarium that has 800 niches for cremations.
Conduct of the Interment Service
The interment service is essentially a traditional graveside service although it is held in the committal shelter. The service normally consists of brief remarks and prayer by a member of the clergy followed by military honors.
Location and Driving Directions
The cemetery is located on County road 1675 in Randolph County.
Take Highway 63 North of Moberly Missouri to Jacksonville then follow the signs to County road 1675 or take Highway 63 South of Kirksville Missouri to Jacksonville and follow the signs.
For additional information, please call the cemetery at 660-295-4237.
The cemetery office is located in the main administration building and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30pm. The office is closed on state and national holidays.
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