The City of Kennesaw owns and maintains a cemetery with lots available for sale. Burial permits cost $100, and prices per lot are $1,000 each for City residents and $1,500 each for non-residents. The City Cemetery also features a Cremation Garden with cremation interment priced at $200 and garden service including an engraved plaque priced at $500. For additional information about the City Cemetery or to purchase a lot, please contact the City Clerk.
See more detailed information about the cemetery’s history.
If you are interested in learning more about how to help preserve the history of the cemetery, please call (770) 424-8274.
The City Cemetery is located on the southwest edge of the downtown area at 300 Cemetery Road, the intersection of Cemetery Road and School Drive. Owned and operated by the City of Kennesaw, the City Cemetery is a nonsectarian cemetery that has provided the final resting place for area residents since 1863. The City Cemetery’s 8 acres of well-maintained grounds, including a bordering fen and butterfly garden, provide a beautiful and peaceful setting for visitors to remember loved ones.
The cemetery consists of 8 acres, 65% of which is developed. About 20% of the area is not useable due to the topography (steep slopes and poor soil conditions). Although interments date back to 1863, the cemetery became the responsibility of the City in 1986.
The City Cemetery offers several burial options including:
- Single, companion, and family plots
- Ground inurnment of cremains
- Cremation Garden for scattering cremains as a “living monument” to those whose ashes are placed within this dedicated area. Individuals whose remains have been scattered in the garden are identified by a special memorial plaque on the garden wall.
Staff is available during normal business hours to look up specific burial locations for the purpose of gravesite visitation. Genealogy requests will be handled on a first come, first serve basis, as time permits. Ideally, requests should be made in writing or phoned in to the office.
The operation of the City Cemetery is governed by Chapter 46, City of Kennesaw Code of Ordinance.