7457 West Lake Road
Abilene, Texas 79601-8278
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
The Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene is located on 63 acres donated by the City of Abilene near Lake Fort Phantom Hill, four miles north of I-20, just east of FM 600. The groundbreaking ceremony for the cemetery was held on October 30, 2007, with the dedication ceremony held on May 25, 2009. The first interment was June 1, 2009. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs awarded $8.1 million to build the facility which is managed by the VLB.
The cemetery includes a covered, open-air structure for committal services; a visitors center; a computer kiosk for locating specific graves or interments; an assembly area for special occasions, such as Memorial Day observances; an avenue of flags; and a memorial walkway for future monuments.
The initial phase of development contains 31 acres, and 3,524 gravesites. The cemetery will be expanded as needed and will eventually be capable of providing a final resting place for approximately 35,000 veterans and family members.To honor the deceased, you may purchase engraved memorial pavers which are placed in the assembly area of the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene. Each paver costs $150, with proceeds going toward operations of the cemetery. Please contact the cemetery staff to learn more.