Published: Sep 01, 2010 4:30 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 01, 2010 1:30 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to buy land in Tallahassee and central Florida to build two national cemeteries.

VA officials said Wednesday it is seeking landowners willing to sell or donate at least 200 contiguous, developable acres in those areas.

The new central Florida cemetery will provide a resting place for more than 163,000 veterans and family members in the area. The agency opened three new national cemeteries in Florida, but they aren't close enough to the targeted Tallahassee and central Florida locations which have high veteran populations.