Cemeteries

​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. ​

Adult grave spaces are available for sale at Evergreen, Oaklawn and North Pinewood Cemeteries. Monument and non-monument spaces and in-ground cremain spaces are available at Evergreen and Oaklawn. Niches in the columbarium located in Evergreen are available for sale for the entombment of cremated remains.
Interments occur in all of the City cemeteries. Please call 704-336-2123 to make an appointment to choose space in one of the available cemeteries or to ask questions.

​Perpetual care fee: One-time fee on all above sales
All of the City-owned cemeteries are in perpetual care. This means the grass and grounds will be properly taken care of forever. However, perpetual care does not mean the repair or replacement of any markers, vases and monuments. Fees vary by cemetery. Refer to the links below for pricing.

 

 

​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 seven cemeteries: Elmwood, Evergreen, Oaklawn, Ninth Street Pinewood, North Pinewood, Old Settlers and West 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. 


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