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Oaklands Cemetery - West Chester, Pennsylvania

Oaklands Cemetery - West Chester, Pennsylvania

 Sign at the entrance to Oaklands Cemetery. West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Sign at the entrance to Oaklands Cemetery. West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Located at:

1042 Pottstown Pike
West Chester, Pennsylvania

Postal address:

120 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382

Phone: 610-692-3966

Email: contact@oaklandscemetery.org

Website: www.oaklandscemetery.org

 The wooded view at Oaklands Cemetery, West Chester, PA.

The wooded view at Oaklands Cemetery, West Chester, PA.

About:

West Chester leadership decided to cease the practice of burying the dead within the town. This led to the formation of Oaklands Cemetery in 1854. It is a non-profit cemetery.

According to their 2014 Form 990, 20 to 30 people are interred here per year.

This is a very old cemetery with a very small amount of money. They are only showing a fund balance of $64,528 as of the end of 2014. During that year they had $23,749 worth of lot sales and $28,217 in other revenue - probably from burials and perhaps foundation fees. 

Observations:

It's a beautiful old cemetery back in the woods. There are rolling hills. It is quite unusual.

Resources:

2014 Form 990

Wikipedia

Pricing information (as of January 2016):

Burial lots:

  • $700 for a 2 grave lot in the Memorial Gardens section. This section is for cremains only.

  • $1100 for a single grave lot.

  • $2000 for a two grave lot.

  • $3600 for a four grave lot.

  • $7200 for an 8 grave lot.

Grave openings:

  • $1300 for a weekday regular depth opening/closing. $1500 for double depth.

  • $1700 for Saturdays and holidays, regular depth. $1900 for double depth.

  • Cremains burial is $650 on weekdays, $850 on "weekends and holidays."

Other fees:

  • Foundation permit fee is $75.

  • Inscription permit fee is $75.

  • Oversize vault is $75.

  • Stone removal and replacement is priced according to the unique aspects of the job.

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