I had an opportunity to visit Springfield, Illinois last year, and visited Oak Ridge Cemetery, where there is the Lincoln Memorial, and Lincoln’s Receiving Vault. Walking around, I saw the vault, but didn’t know what it was.
Luckily, there was a sign which explained:
I’ve never seen a value like this (or if I have, I didn’t know it was a receiving vault), and I think it’s interesting that it was used several times. Oak Ridge Cemetery is quite large, and at 365 acres, is the largest cemetery in Illinois. I took a lot of photographs, but I’m sure I didn’t see everything — so I’m thinking another visit to this cemetery would be nice. If you’d like to learn more about Oak Ridge Cemetery, please visit this link.