The City of Elberton
department of Public Works maintains a total of 39.5 acres in two
cemeteries. As granite capital of the world, Elberton has a unique
collection of granite memorials in our municipal cemeteries honoring
those citizens who contributed to the rich history of Elberton.
City staff is
available to meet with families to make the purchase of grave spaces
as easy as possible. Grave spaces and family lots may be purchased
at the time of need or in advance.
hours are from sunrise to sunset, seven days per week. Entry to the
cemeteries is prohibited after sunset.
Please contact us for
information on the following:
Availability of grave plots
Costs and service fees
Grave marker and memorial
Policies and requirements for
Find a Burial in
Find a Burial in Lincoln Heights Cemetery
Cemetery is located on North Oliver Street (Ga. Hwy. 77). The
grounds are a peaceful and beautiful place to walk and visit. The
gazebo, off Magnolia Lane in the southwestern portion of Elmhurst,
is a wonderful place to take a break after visiting the cemetery.
Lincoln Heights Cemetery
Cemetery is located just outside the city limits of Elberton on
Lincoln Avenue, between Campbell and Mill Streets. Make sure to
admire the beautiful granite monuments during your walk through
Lincoln Heights Circle.
Costs and Service
Interments, opening and closing of graves
Interment of cremains
Cemetery lots, single grave space
Cemetery lots, double grave space
or more purchased at same time
advised that a Memorial Permit is required of all markers and
memorials before they are installed in the municipal cemeteries. Rules for memorials may vary based upon the section of the cemetery
in which they are to be placed. Please refer to the Cemetery
Handbook for more information. Always complete a Memorial Permit
request form and receive a permit
before purchasing a memorial or marker.
rules and regulations for Memorials and Markers here.
Maintenance Rights of
The City of
Elberton intends to comply with all applicable provisions of the
Georgia Cemetery and Funeral Services Act of 2000 as the same may be
amended, and all applicable Rules and Regulations promulgated
thereunder as on file with the Secretary of State of Georgia. The
City of Elberton exercises the right by law to enter any cemetery
lot or single grave space to correct any hazardous conditions, and
to remove any dilapidated structure or undesirable vegetation that
impairs the overall beauty and dignity of the cemetery. The City of
Elberton will attempt to notify lot owners of such situations and
provide them with the opportunity to make the necessary
corrections. The City of Elberton reserves its rights by law to
remove any monument or marker that is not permitted prior to its
installation. Planting of flowers, shrubs or trees on lots or
graves shall not be permitted.
all rules and regulations for maintenance here.
The owner of a right
of interment receives a right, or burial easement, to be interred in
a grave only, and the city as owner of the cemetery retains fee
simple ownership of the land. The owner of the right of interment
does not receive with the right of interment any easement rights or
other property rights in the land. In the absence of specific
disposition by the owner of rights of interment in a will or other
written declaration of record, the owner and his or her spouse have
the primary rights of interment. Any remaining interment space may
be used by the descendants of the original owner, to be used first
by children in order of need, then by other closest relatives in
order of need.
See all rules and regulations for
ownership and internment here.
All visitors to
municipal cemeteries will conduct themselves in a manner keeping
with a hallowed place. All persons are reminded that the grounds
are sacredly devoted to the burial of the dead. Persons not
complying with these visitation rules will be directed to leave the
cemetery grounds. Any individual or organization which habitually
violates the rules and regulations of the cemetery will be
prohibited from entering the cemetery again, and violators will be
prosecuted for trespass. The destruction, theft, or disturbance of
any monument, marker or mausoleum, or their defacement in any
manner, shall constitute a desecration of the grave site and shall
be punishable by applicable law. The city prohibits entry into the
cemetery from sunset to sunrise for any purpose. See all rules and regulations for
visitor conduct here.
Vehicles are permitted
only on designated roadways. Vehicles shall not be driven through
the cemetery at a speed greater than 15 miles per hour. Roadways in
the municipal cemeteries are narrow, and drivers are advised that
only one-way traffic is possible on most cemetery roadways. Therefore, drivers should be alert and respectful of other drivers
and the flow of traffic in the cemetery. No vehicle is to be parked
and left with the engine running. It is absolutely prohibited to
drive or park any vehicle across or upon any grave, lot, or lawn in
the cemetery. Casual visitors to the cemetery who are not members
of a funeral procession or party may not intrude upon a funeral
party. Any persons or vehicles in close proximity to a funeral
service that are not a part of the service should leave at once. Vehicles or equipment should not operate within sight of a funeral
See all rules and regulations for
P. O. Box 70
Elberton, GA. 30635
Customer Service Center
230 N. McIntosh St.
Elberton, GA 30635
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch,
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
For in-person consultation
about cemetery lots and interments, please make appointment at least 24
hours in advance. Same day meetings are not available