On July 1, 2022, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) opened a new 15-acre national cemetery at Crown Hill Columbarium Annex.
Crown Hill National Cemetery Columbarium is a new national cemetery located at 725 W. 42nd Street in Indianapolis, Indiana 46208. This cemetery will serve the needs of more than 250,000 Veterans and eligible family members within a 75-mile radius.
The Crown Hill National Cemetery Columbarium expansion will provide Veterans burial options inside the city of Indianapolis for the first time since the original Crown Hill National Cemetery closed for new interments in 1959. The original Crown Hill National Cemetery is located inside the boundaries of the privately owned Crown Hill Cemetery at 700 West 38th Street. It was established in 1866 and contains just over 2,000 gravesites. The nearest open VA national cemetery is Marion National Cemetery, which is approximately 75 miles away. The nearest state Veterans cemetery is Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison, IN, approximately 100 miles away.
Burial in a national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces who have met a minimum active-duty service requirement and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
A Veteran's spouse, widow or widower, minor dependent children, and under certain conditions, unmarried adult children with disabilities may also be eligible for burial. Eligible spouses and children may be buried even if they predecease the Veteran.
Members of the reserve components of the armed forces who die while on active duty or who die while on training duty, or were eligible for retired pay, may also be eligible for burial.”
Currently, you may call Marion National Cemetery at 765-674-0284 or Indiana Funeral Care, Indianapolis, 317-636-6464 for more information.
Crown Hill Cemetery - Indianapolis
“Welcome to Crown Hill Cemetery, the largest green-space inside the Indianapolis beltway and the third largest non-government cemetery in the U.S. Each year, Crown Hill welcomes thousands of people to its grounds to visit the graves of those buried here, to participate in one of our many tours or events and to enjoy the solitude of the natural surroundings. There are many ways to experience the architectural, cultural and natural heritage of Crown Hill.
Come discover for yourself what makes Crown Hill a national treasure.
Crown Hill Cemetery, 700 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208, 463-777-8578