24The City of Rome Cemetery Department maintains a total of 99 acres in four historic cemeteries: Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Oak Hill Cemetery, Eastview Cemetery, and Oakland Cemetery, along with the newer Myrtle Hill Mausoleum.
Our office is located at 905 Kingston Avenue adjacent to the East View Cemetery.
The Cemetery Department offers the following services to the public:
- Availability of grave plots
- Costs and service fees
- Grave marker requirements
- Records information
- Use of flowers
- Vault requirements
Costs & Service Fees
Costs and fees are subject to change.
- Resident Cost - Per Plot
- East View and Oakland: $895 to $1,155
- Non-Resident Cost - Per Plot
- East View and Oakland: $1,340 to $1,715
- Opening and Closing Fees (in-city residency status required)
- Monday through Friday: $545 for residents and $765 for non-residents
- Saturday: $735 for residents and $1,110 for non-residents
- Sunday and Holidays: $915 for residents and $1,420 for non-resident
- Myrtle Hill Mausoleum
- Niches: $1,270.00 to $3,332.00
- Crypts: $6,880.00 to $19,278.00
- Tandems: $13,770.00 to $24,780.00
The above prices are for services between 8 am and 3:30 pm. Any grave service held after 3:30 pm incurs an additional minimum fee of $160 for residents and $215 for non-residents.
At least $25 of each fee for interment and grave sale is deposited into the Maintenance Account for the long-term care of City cemeteries.
Cemeteries in Our Care
Oak Hill Cemetery
The Oak Hill Cemetery located on Riverside Drive was the first Cemetery established in Rome in 1837. Once known as the "Old 7th Avenue Cemetery" burials continued until 1857, when Myrtle Hill Cemetery was established. The City of Rome maintains this cemetery and it is open to the public.
Established in 1857, Myrtle Hill Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With approximately 20,000 graves, it was the second Cemetery established in Rome after Oak Hill Cemetery.
For more information about this historic cemetery, visit the following links:
Myrtle Hill Mausoleum
Its lovely open-air chapel accommodates services for the mausoleum as well as the main cemetery. Completed in December 2013, the mausoleum at historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery is located on Branham Avenue overlooking the confluence of the Coosa, Etowah, and Oostanaula Rivers.
Oakland Cemetery, located on Church Street in North Rome is adjacent to Eastview Cemetery. It was the third cemetery in the City established in 1868.
East View Cemetery is located at 725 Kingston Avenue and was established in 1911. When it was established by Dr. EL. Bosworth, it was originally named East View Memorial Park.
Our Commitment to Preservation
In an effort to keep current on the latest preservations and historic cemetery management techniques, the now retired Cemetery Director, Stan Rogers, founded the Georgia Municipal Cemetery Association (GMCA) in 2008. This organization connects municipal cemetery professionals throughout the state in an effort to increase awareness of issues unique to historic cemetery management. Today GMCA is flourishing by holding preservation workshops on Cemetery grounds, providing hands-on instruction to professionals and interested private individuals.