Nahant Cemetery

Find Nahant 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,.

Nahant Greenlawn Cemetery 195 Nahant Road Nahant MA 01908 781-581-0018

About Nahant Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Nahant, MA are burial grounds where cultural, ethnic, or religious burial observations and rituals are practiced. Public Cemeteries in Nahant make their plots available to the general public. Nahant Private Cemeteries restrict their use based on religious affiliation, family, ethnicity, or some other group identifier. Military Cemeteries in Essex 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
  • Nahant Public and Private Cemeteries
  • Military Cemeteries in Nahant
  • Information about funerals and burials
  • Nahant burial records and gravesite history
Nahant Burial Records

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

Public Cemeteries in Nahant, MA

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

Nahant Private Cemeteries

Massachusetts Public Cemeteries that are privately owned include Cemeteries owned by Nahant 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, Nahant based businesses. However, a growing number are owned by a handful of large, national companies. In these cases, a local Nahant 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 Essex County zoning rules. Massachusetts State requires Nahant 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 Nahant Cemeteries.