Cemeteries in Franklin County, Massachusetts

Find Franklin County, Massachusetts cemeteries, memorial parks, mausoleums, graveyards, gravesites, graves or mortuaries. Cemeteries provide 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.

Ashfield Hill Cemetery Norton Hill Road Ashfield, MA

Ashfield Plain Cemetery 1330 Baptist Corner Road Shelburne Falls, MA

Beldingville Cemetery 1370 Beldingville Road Shelburne Falls, MA

Brier Hill Cemetery 1330 West Road Ashfield, MA

Conway Howland Cemetery 1341 Shelburne Falls Road Conway, MA

Conway Pine Grove Cemetery Reeds Bridge Road Conway, MA

Federal Street Cemetery Federal Street Millers Falls, MA

Gill North Cemetery Main Road Gill, MA

Greenfield Calvary Cemetery Wisdom Way Greenfield, MA

Greenfield Green River Cemetery 256 Wisdom Way Greenfield, MA

Greenfield Temple Israel Cemetery 276 Log Plain Road East Greenfield, MA

Hawks Cemetery 119 Hawks Road Shelburne Falls, MA

Jewish Cemetery of Amherst 221 Leverett Road Shutesbury, MA

Leverett Cemetery Association 21 Long Hill Road Leverett, MA

Lockes Village Cemetery Locks Pond Road Shutesbury, MA

Northfield Center Cemetery 1360 Northfield Road Northfield, MA

Orange Cemetery Office 585 South Main Street Orange, MA

Orange Central Cemetery 85 Grove Street Orange, MA

Orange Jones Cemetery Jones Cemetery Road Orange, MA

Shelburne Falls Arms Cemetery 1370 Massachusetts 2 Charlemont, MA

Shelburne Falls Center Cemetery Shelburne Center Road Shelburne Falls, MA

Shelburne Falls Hill Cemetery Old Village Road Shelburne Falls, MA

Shutesbury West Cemetery Leverett Road Shutesbury, MA

South Centre/PumParkin Hollow Cemetery Maple Street Conway, MA

South Deerfield Brookside Cemetery 12 South Main Street Deerfield, MA

South Deerfield Cemetery Association South Main Street Deerfield, MA

South Deerfield St Stanislaus Cemetery Boron Avenue Deerfield, MA

Turners Falls St Marys Cemetery Turners Falls Road Montague, MA

West Gill Cemetery Hoe Shop Road Gill, MA

About Franklin County Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Franklin County, MA are burial grounds where cultural, ethnic, or religious burial observations and rituals are practiced. Public Cemeteries in Franklin County make their plots available to the general public. Franklin County Private Cemeteries restrict their use based on religious affiliation, family, ethnicity, or some other group identifier. Military Cemeteries in Franklin County 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.

Interested parties may contact Cemeteries for questions about:
  • Finding a cemetery near you
  • Franklin County Public and Private Cemeteries
  • Military Cemeteries in Franklin County
  • Information about funerals and burials
  • Franklin County burial records and gravesite history
Franklin County Burial Records

Franklin County burial records, which are of interest to genealogists and family researchers, are available as public records. Burial records for individuals buried in Franklin County may be obtained from the office of the Franklin County Cemetery where that burial took place. The Franklin County government may provide these records at the Offices of the Franklin County Cemetery, Franklin County Parks and Public Works Departments.

Public Cemeteries in Franklin County, MA

Public Cemeteries may be owned by the Franklin County government, 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, gravesites, and mausoleums in Franklin County, Massachusetts. Government-owned Cemeteries may also be partially funded by the operating budget of Franklin County. The operation and maintenance of government-owned Cemeteries in Franklin County is usually the responsibility of the Franklin County Parks Department or Public Works Department.

Franklin County Private Cemeteries

Massachusetts Public Cemeteries that are privately owned include Cemeteries owned by Franklin County 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, Franklin County based businesses. However, a growing number are owned by a handful of large, national companies. In these cases, a local Franklin County business is often retained as the operator of the Cemetery.

Cemetery Operations

The licensing and operation of Cemeteries is regulated by Massachusetts State. The location of Public Cemeteries is regulated by local ordinances and Franklin County zoning rules. Massachusetts State requires Franklin County 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. Massachusetts may also regulate service fees charged by Franklin County Cemeteries.