​City ​of Charlotte cemeteries

The City owns and operates seven cemeteries. They are significant public assets, invested by the community with sentimental, historic and cultural value. Cemetery operations include approximately 500 internments each year, along with maintenance of 200 acres of property. ​



​Cemetery FAQs

​No. Prices are the same whether purchased pre-need or at the time of need.

​The City hires private grounds maintenance contractor to perform these duties.

No. The City maintains six cemeteries: Elmwood, Evergreen, Oaklawn, North Pinewood, West Pinewood and Ninth Street Pinewood. Other cemeteries within city limits are privately owned and operated.

​You can find genealogy information on your descendants at the Carolina Room at the Main Library located at 310 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina. Call 704-416-0150 or email NCR@charottelibrary.org.

The City has been in the cemetery business since the 1800s. The “Old Cemetery,” also referred to as Old Settlers Cemetery, is located on 5th Street behind the Presbyterian Church. It was Charlotte's first graveyard and was used as the town cemetery until a few years prior to the Civil War, about 1853-1854. At that time, because of its small size and crowded condition, the town cemetery was closed and the City opened Elmwood. Today, people choose the City cemeteries because they believe the City is an enduring and stable entity and provides a range of services at reasonable prices.