Elk County Cemetery

Find Elk County Pennsylvania 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,.

Ridgway Parklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery 14732 Boot Jack Road Ridgway PA 15853 814-772-3115

St Marys Catholic Cemetery 604 Joseph Road St. Marys PA 15857 814-781-7275

About Elk County Cemeteries

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

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

Public Cemeteries in Elk County, PA

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

Elk County Private Cemeteries

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

Cemetery Operations

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