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City Cemetery Policies and Charges: A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library

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Reviewed Date: May 31, 2017

Original Author: 
Adams-O'Brien, Frances
Date Created: 
Oct 30, 2012


Subjects:
Cemeteries
Revenue sources--Municipal--Tennessee

City Cemetery Policies and Charges: A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library

Summary: 
Ten cities were asked the cost of a burial plot in a city cemetery.

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City Cemetery Policies and Charges
A Telephone Survey Conducted by the MTAS Library
October 2012
(10 Cities Surveyed)

Cities/Contacts What is the cost of a burial plot in a city cemetery?
Dayton
(Population 7,191)
Tom Solomon,
City Recorder
(423) 775-1817
Spoke with Ronnie Rapper. City burial plots are $10.
City cemetery plots are available only to those who are without financial resources.
Gallatin
(Population 30,278)
Tony Fuqua,
Cemetery Manager
(615) 452-5206
$350
Lebanon
(Population 26,190)
Iris McHenry,
Secretary
(615) 443-2839
City Cemetery (615)449-3475
$850 for residents
$1000 for non-residents
Lexington
(Population 7,652)
Sue Wood,
City Recorder
(731) 968-6657
$300
Manchester
(Population 10,102)
Bridget Anderson,
Finance Officer
(931) 461-3530
$300
McMinnville
(Population 13,605)
Shirley Durham,
City Recorder
(931) 473-1200
$300
Paris
(Population 10,156)
Kim Foster,
Finance Director
(731) 641-1406
$450 or $500 depending on which cemetery.
Pulaski
(Population 7,870)
Pam Miller,
Maplewood Cemetery Manager
(931) 363-1105
$825 to $995, There are specials available if purchased ahead of time, for example 2 plots for $1395.
Shelbyville
(Population 20,335)
Vickie Haskins,
City Recorder
(931) 684-2691
$400
Winchester
(Population 8,530)
Beth Rhoton,
City Administrator
(931) 967-4771
There are no more city plots available. The city plots are full, only private cemetery plots are open.


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