The State Veterans Cemetery at Jacksonville is situated on 117 contoured acres, including a 10-acre lake with a floating fountain. The first interment services were held on November 3, 2003.
The tranquility of this setting is enhanced by a carillon tower, which plays a different hymn each hour. The developed portion of the cemetery has 40,000 burial sites, along with the columbarium that has 800 niches for cremations.
Facilities include an administration building, maintenance facility, committal shelter for interment services, and a walking path with a bridge spanning the lake.