Forest County Cemetery

Find Forest 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,.

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About Forest County Cemeteries

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

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

Public Cemeteries in Forest County, PA

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

Forest County Private Cemeteries

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