Southampton Cemetery

Find Southampton 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,.

Southampton Center Cemetery College Highway Southampton MA 01073 413-562-9478

About Southampton Cemeteries

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

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

Public Cemeteries in Southampton, MA

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

Southampton Private Cemeteries

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