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Arlington Cemetery - Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

Arlington Cemetery - Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

 Photo: Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. One of metropolitan Philadelphia's finest cemeteries.

Photo: Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. One of metropolitan Philadelphia's finest cemeteries.

Located at:

2900 State Road
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Phone: 610-259-5800
Email: info@arlingtoncemetery.us

Website: www.arlingtoncemetery.us

 Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania: Mature, well-maintained shrubs are everywhere.

Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania: Mature, well-maintained shrubs are everywhere.

 All shrubbery here is kept trimmed. These probably got a little too big. - Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA.

All shrubbery here is kept trimmed. These probably got a little too big. - Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA.

About: 

Drexel Hill's Arlington Cemetery is extremely impressive. Its 130 acres of mature grounds are immaculate. The abundant shrubbery provides nesting places for many birds. And the happy sounds of birds adds to the tranquility of Arlington. 

The cemetery is over 100 years old. All sorts of unique monuments can be found here.

Perpetual Care Funding:

Arlington Cemetery has 4 trust funds:

  • Maintenance fund

  • Maintenance legal fund

  • Lot holders fund

  • Lot holders legal fund

As of November 10, 2015 the maintenance fund had $11,599,187. In addition the maintenance legal fund had $5,115,961 as of this date. I do not have information about the other trust funds.

Bottom line: Arlington Cemetery's house is in order. Financially they are in excellent shape. 

Pricing information as of April 2017:

$75 Inscription permit fee.

(More pricing info coming soon...)

Notes:

Headstones are required to be 10 inches thick (unusual).

Arlington is a Top 5 cemetery.

I am ranking Arlington Cemetery as the best in Delaware County. Here are the four others that made my Top 5 list, in alphabetical order.

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