Washington City Cemetery has beautiful shade trees and grass located in town at 300 North 300 East. Historic grave sites date back as far as 1859. The pioneer graves are typically located in the far South East side of cemetery. Many of these graves are not marked. There was a flood in the cemetery circa 1900 that removed or damaged many markers but left the graves. The city has many of the names but the locations are lost.
Prior to the opening of any grave site, all fees including but not limited to, plot purchase and internment fees must be paid. All caskets must be placed in concrete, fiberglass, steel or brick lined vaults. Wooden vaults may NOT be used.
To maintain the beauty of the Cemetery; fences, corner posts, coping of any kind, or any planted vegetation are not allowed. In addition; to avoid the Cemetery becoming cluttered by dead or faded floral displays - floral arrangements will be removed approximately five (5) days after they are placed at the grave site. Of course, "human judgment" will be used.
Washington City now offers an alternative to traditional burial. For those seeking cremation services, we proudly announce the arrival of a new Ossuarium to our community.
The word Ossuarium is a combination of two words - Ossuary and Columbarium. It is a receptacle for the ashes of those individuals who have chosen the method of cremation for final disposition. An Ossuarium provides the option for single disposal of remains contained in a specialized, heavy plastic using a depository to access the middle enclosure. However, the Columbarium provides the option of companionship disposal of remains in two individual urns, which are placed together in one niche.
Located in the Washington City Cemetery, the Ossuarium is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped garden, and offers a peaceful, beautiful place for remembrance. All community members are encouraged to visit this new addition to our cemetery.
Scheduled Clean up Dates
In an effort to maintain the sacred and peaceful nature of our cemetery, as well as a clean and orderly appearance, it has become necessary to schedule quarterly clean up dates throughout the year. During these times, all items will be removed from the grass around the headstone and markers and discarded. Please remove any keepsakes prior to these dates.
These dates are as follows:
Certificate Change: $40
Ossuarium (resident): $400 per person
Ossuarium (non-resident): $500 per person
Columbarium (resident): $1,000 per niche
Columbarium (non-resident): $1,250 per niche
Less than 24 hour notice requires $100 additional fee.
Interment Service: Weekdays Weekends Interment - Resident $400 $550 Interment - Non-Resident $500 $650 Interment - Infants $200 $400