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Chester Rural Cemetery - Chester, Pennsylvania

Chester Rural Cemetery - Chester, Pennsylvania

 Main entrance to Chester Rural Cemetery, Chester, Pennsylvania.

Main entrance to Chester Rural Cemetery, Chester, Pennsylvania.

Located at:

900 Upland Avenue
Chester, Pennsylvania

Mailing address:

412 W. 15th Street
Chester, PA 19013

Phone: 610-872-3121

Website: chesterruralcemetery.org

 Photo: Chester Rural Cemetery in Chester, Pennsylvania. The hidden gem of Chester.

Photo: Chester Rural Cemetery in Chester, Pennsylvania. The hidden gem of Chester.

About:

This is a very impressive cemetery. It is well-run by superintendent Chip Miller, who also runs Media Cemetery. I was astonished to find such beauty here. It's a park worthy of a visit, just to see it.

Rolling hills. Mature trees and well-cared-for shrubs add to the attractiveness of this landscape. And there are many old tombstones here that are intriguing works of art.

Pricing as of March 14, 2017:

$1600 for a single grave.
$1600 for a grave opening/closing on a weekday. 
$1850 for a double deep (8 feet) grave opening/closing on a weekday. 
$250 additional for a grave opening/closing on a weekend.

* Prices are expected to rise soon.

Foundation fees:

Foundations made of cement are required by most cemeteries to prevent stones from leaning and falling over time.

Maximum size headstone over a single grave at Chester Rural is  24 inches wide. Cost for a 2 foot by 1 foot foundation is $250. This is the minimum charge. Larger foundations set over side by side graves or family plots are calculated at 75 cents per square inch.

Chester Rural Cemetery is a Top 5 cemetery. Here are the four other cemeteries that made my best of Delaware County list:

 Map of Chester Rural Cemetery. Chester, Pennsylvania.

Map of Chester Rural Cemetery. Chester, Pennsylvania.

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