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Crown Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery, Indianapolis

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
Crown Hill National Cemetery is a U.S. National Cemetery located in the city of Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. It was established in 1866 on Section 10 at Crown Hill Cemetery, a privately owned cemetery on the city's northwest side. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Cemetery encompasses and serves as a burial site for Union soldiers who fought in the American Civil War.Indianapolis did not have a cemetery specifically designated as a burial ground for Union soldiers until the National Cemetery was established at Crown Hill. Soldiers who died at Indianapolis were initially buried at the city’s Greenlawn Cemetery. The remains of the first Union soldier from Greenlawn were interred at the National Cemetery at Crown Hill on October 19, 1866. By November 1866 the bodies of 707 soldiers had been moved from Greenlawn to Crown Hill. The first burial of a Union veteran in the National Cemetery took place on October 7, 1869. The last Union veteran burial in Crown Hill's National Cemetery took place on November 16, 1898. As of December 31, 1998, the National Cemetery had 795 interments.The National Cemetery contains individually marked graves and commemorative memorials, including a stone monument that was dedicated on May 30, 1889. Three bronze plaques installed on the National Cemetery’s grounds provide verses from Theodore O'Hara's "Bivouac of the Dead". Another plaque is inscribed with text of the federal Act, approved in 1864, that establishes and protects the National Cemeteries. Crown Hill Cemetery, including the military cemetery, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 28, 1973. A separate listing for the Crown Hill was added to the National Register on April 29, 1999. The last Union veteran burial in Crown Hill's National Cemetery took place on November 16, 1898. The National Cemetery at Crown Hill is managed by the Marion National Cemetery.
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  • I mean, yes, old buildings, beautiful gargoyles...........but, it's a cemetery. I drove less than 2 miles north and spent time admiring Hinkle Fieldhouse instead and the history is has.  more »
  • Even if you don't have a loved one interred here, you will still be moved by the beautifully maintained and laid out grounds. If you go online, you can find a map pointing out gravesites of many famou...  more »
  • The two people that helped my sisters and me, Jamie and Jeff were very caring and helped us to finalize our Mom's arrangements. We couldn't have asked for more.  more »
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  • I had a mostly awesome experience after the death of my beloved mother two months ago. There were a few hiccups but they have for the most part been resolved. The service and presentation were stunning. Our attendant Vanessa Conley was EXCEPTIONALLY fantastic we love her!!! I would recommend Crown Hill to anyone. The package of mementos and bereavement support information sent home with the family is incredibly useful! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
  • As weird as it sounds, the Crown Hill Cemetery is a great spot to catch a view of downtown Indianapolis- the gravesite of James Whitcomb Riley is actually the highest point in pre-unigov Indianapolis.
  • My dad passed 2 years ago and the experience i had was great. They took care of me and my crazy family with great care. I love the people here
  • This is a great setting for artists and photographers. It's quiet, scenic, vast. I've done a few watercolor paintings here, both as student and teacher. The deer population is a charming bonus attraction. Visiting a cemetery is sure to change your perspective, too: nothing lasts forever. Please do take a map or use GPS and tag your parking place. It is deceptively easy to get lost. I have gotten lost many times! Mosquito repellant is a good idea, too, if you plan to be out there for awhile.
  • If you've never taken a guided walking tour of Crown Hill, you're missing out. They offer tours of various themes and conclude with an amazing view of the sunset at the tomb of Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley.