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North Carolina Cemeteries

From the Coastal Plain to the Piedmont Region to the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina has something to offer everyone. Many people choose to retire in North Carolina instead of moving to Florida or Arizona. It's only natural, then, that many people also choose the state as their final resting place.

Choosing a Cemetery in North Carolina

Want some help choosing a cemetery in North Carolina. Your choice will ultimately come down to some combination of the following:

  • Do you find the grounds visually appealing?
  • Does it seem peaceful, a good place for thoughtful reflection?
  • Is it convenient for loved ones to visit?
  • Is there something particularly special about a cemetery that attracts you to it, like a sculpture feature, a historical connection, or a stirring view of nature?

Here are some examples of what you can expect from NC cemeteries:

Rowan Memorial Park in the charming town of Salisbury is known for its 55-foot singing tower, which may just strike your curiosity. And in Winston-Salem, an after often referred to as the "City of the Arts" because it created the first arts council in the United States in 1949, Oaklawn Memorial Gardens distinguishes itself by fine art and landscape designs.

Siler City is considered a charming small town, which is very fitting since it is the final resting place of Frances Bavier, best known for her role as Aunt Bee on The Andy Griffith Show. And its Chatham Memorial Park features dogwood trees, one of the South's most beautiful species, in every garden. Meanwhile, the town of Mount Airy was the actual birthplace and inspiration for Andy Griffith's show about simple life and small-town values, and the town continues to be a testament to a simpler way of life. Its Skyline Memory Garden offers a breathtaking view of the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

See our list of North Carolina cemeteries below to learn more.

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List of Cemeteries in North Carolina

Select a North Carolina cemetery from our list below. Then you can learn more about planning your own burial. You can also find cemeteries outside of North Carolina.

Cemeteries in the Fayetteville area: