Cemeteries

Man riding bike in Evergreen Cemetery in the fall

CITY OF CHARLOTTE CEMETERIES

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


Click the image above to view a larger map, which contains links to each cemetery's web page. 

Adult grave spaces are available for sale at Evergreen, Oaklawn and North Pinewood Cemeteries. Monument and non-monument spaces and in-ground cremains spaces are available at Evergreen and Oaklawn. Niches in the columbarium located in Evergreen are available for sale for the entombment of cremated remains, as is an ossuary located in Elmwood Cemetery. 

Interments occur in all city cemeteries except for Old Settler's. Please call 704-336-2123 to make an appointment to choose space in one of the available cemeteries or to ask questions. 

All municipal cemeteries are in perpetual care. This means that with the payment of a one-time fee on all above sales, 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 or monuments.

Fees vary by cemetery. Refer to the links below for information and pricing for each of our cemeteries.

 

 

9th Street Pinewood9th Street Pinewood
ElmwoodElmwood
EvergreenEvergreen
North PinewoodNorth Pinewood
OaklawnOaklawn
Old Settler'sOld Settler's
West PinewoodWest Pinewood

​Cemetery FAQs

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

​The city hires private grounds maintenance contractors to perform these duties. City employees perform minor grounds maintenance tasks based on customer's requests. Please call our office at 704-336-2123 for more information.

No. The city maintains seven cemeteries: Elmwood, Evergreen, Oaklawn, Pinewood, North Pinewood, West Pinewood and Old Settlers. Other cemeteries within city limits are privately owned and operated.

​You can call our office at 704-336-2123 to obtain individual burial records. You can find genealogy and history information at the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room.

​There can only be one traditional burial per grave; however, there can be two cremation burials in one traditional gravesite.

​The Department of Veterans Affairs' burial benefits can help service members, veterans and their family members plan and pay for burial, funeral and transportation expenses. Learn more on the VA website, or call the VA Benefits hotline at 800-827-1000.

Please note there are no VA national cemeteries in Charlotte. The closest one is Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, NC.