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The Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department maintains the grounds and the Town’s records for four local cemeteries. Two of our Chapel Hill Cemeteries are historical cemeteries with deep cultural value to the community:

  • Old Chapel Hill Cemetery

    • Historical cemetery (circa 1776), listed on the National Register of Historic Places
    • The oldest gravestone in the cemetery is for a university student who died in 1798
    • Located at the corner of Country Club Road and South Road
    • View a map of the Cemetery

  • Barbee-Hargraves Cemetery
    • Historical slave cemetery, one quarter acre located at the cul-de-sac on Greenwood Road.
    • View a map of the Cemetery
  • Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery
    • Located between Fordham Blvd. (US-15-501 Business) and Legion Road, west of Scarlett Dr.
    • Cemetery plots and Columbariums are available for sale
    • View a map of the Cemetery

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Property Office manages Memorial Grove.

  • Memorial Grove, UNC-Chapel Hill's garden for the scattering and interment of ashes
    • Located at the corner of Country Club Road and South Road, adjacent to Old Chapel Hill Cemetery.
    • The garden is reserved for use by individuals with a university affiliation, and for immediate family members of those individuals.
    • View Memorial Grove photo's and policies and procedures here

Cemetery Plot Sales

Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation manages cemetery plot and columbarium sales for Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery, only. Cemetery plots in the Jay Street Cemetery and the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery are no longer sold by the Town, but may be available from private owners.

For Pricing, see Parks and Recreation Fee Schedule Rules & Regulations, Chapter 6 - Cemeteries Ordinance, Columbarium

Contact us by phone 919-968-2738 for further information.

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