Arlington Cemetery - Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
2900 State Road
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
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 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.
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.