Texas Cemetery

Find a cemetery, memorial park, mausoleum, graveyard, gravesite, grave or mortuary in Texas. A cemetery provides information on funerals and burial services including internment, headstones and grave markers, burial grounds, cemetery plots, vaults, crypts, as well as burial records for national, state, county, local and, religious, Jewish and Catholic cemeteries.

Cemeteries by County

Anderson County Angelina County Aransas County Armstrong County Atascosa County Austin County Bailey County Bastrop County Bell County Bexar County Bosque County Bowie County Brazoria County Brazos County Brewster County Brown County Burnet County Caldwell County Calhoun County Callahan County Cameron County Cass County Chambers County Cherokee County Childress County Clay County Coleman County Collin County Colorado County Comal County Cooke County Coryell County Crane County Crosby County Dallam County Dallas County Dawson County DeWitt County Deaf Smith County Denton County Eastland County Ector County El Paso County Ellis County Erath County Falls County Fannin County Fayette County Fisher County Floyd County Fort Bend County Galveston County Garza County Gillespie County Gonzales County Gray County Grayson County Gregg County Grimes County Guadalupe County Hale County Hamilton County Hansford County Hardin County Harris County Harrison County Hays County Henderson County Hidalgo County Hill County Hood County Hopkins County Houston County Howard County Hunt County Hutchinson County Jackson County Jasper County Jeff Davis County Jefferson County Jim Wells County Johnson County Karnes County Kaufman County Kendall County Kerr County Kleberg County Knox County Lamar County Lamb County Lampasas County Lavaca County Lee County Leon County Liberty County Live Oak County Llano County Lubbock County Marion County Matagorda County Maverick County McLennan County Midland County Milam County Mills County Mitchell County Montague County Montgomery County Moore County Nacogdoches County Navarro County Nueces County Orange County Palo Pinto County Panola County Parker County Polk County Potter County Randall County Red River County Robertson County Rockwall County Rusk County Sabine County San Jacinto County San Patricio County Scurry County Shelby County Smith County Stephens County Swisher County Tarrant County Taylor County Titus County Tom Green County Travis County Tyler County Upshur County Val Verde County Van Zandt County Victoria County Walker County Waller County Ward County Washington County Webb County Wharton County Wichita County Wilbarger County Williamson County Wilson County Winkler County Wise County Wood County Young County

What is a Cemetery?

A Cemetery is a burial ground where cultural, ethnic, or religious burial observations and rituals are practiced. There are more than 120,000 Cemeteries in the United States, and they vary significantly in terms of ownership, accessibility, and design. Public Cemeteries make their plots available to the general public. Private Cemeteries restrict their use based on religious affiliation, family, ethnicity, or some other group identifier. Military Cemeteries are generally restricted to veterans and other individuals who have served in the armed forces. In some cases, family members of veterans may also be buried in Military Cemeteries.

Public Cemeteries may be owned by county or local governments, or they may be privately owned. They are open to the public and generate most of their revenue from the sale of individual burial plots. Government-owned Cemeteries may also be partially funded by the operating budget of the county, city, or town. The operation and maintenance of government-owned Cemeteries is usually the responsibility of a Parks or Public Works Department, though some have established divisions specifically for Cemeteries.

Public Cemeteries that are privately owned include Cemeteries owned by businesses and non-profit organizations, such as churches. A Cemetery owned by a church or other religious institution may be considered a Public Cemetery if it is open to the general public. Many Cemeteries are owned by small, locally based businesses. However, a growing number are owned by a handful of large, national companies. In these cases, a local business is often retained as the operator of the Cemetery.

The licensing and operation of Cemeteries is generally regulated by the states. The location of Public Cemeteries is usually regulated by local ordinances and zoning rules. Most states require Public Cemeteries to establish an endowment or other fund for the perpetual care and maintenance of the Cemetery. A certain portion of each burial plot sale must be designated for the future care and maintenance of the Cemetery grounds. These requirements are intended to ensure that funds are available to maintain the Cemetery even after all of the burial plots have been sold. States may also regulate service fees charged by Cemeteries.