Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield

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Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Camp Butler National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located a few miles northeast of Springfield and a few miles southwest of Riverton, a small town nearby to Springfield, in Sangamon County, Illinois. It was named for Illinois State Treasurer at the time of its establishment, William Butler. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it occupies approximately 53 acres (21 ha), and is the site of 19,825 interments as of the end of 2005. Camp Butler National Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

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  • Stunning tribute to veterans. If peaceful and very beautiful as a final resting place. The cemetery is easy to access from either 1-55 or !-72.  more »
  • We just happened to pass by here coming into Springfield. We turned around and went back to it. It is beautiful, peaceful and well worth a stop.  more »
  • Well kept great staff honorable treatment of our military. There is a section of civil war era graves is interesting for those who love history. It is open 7:30 to sunset and is easily accessible throughout the year. One of the finest institutions in the US that cares from our Veterans at the end of their lives.
  • Pristine Grounds , well maintained .
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