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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
  • Jay Street Cemetery (aka West Chapel Hill Cemetery)
    • Near Village Drive and Jay Street adjacent to the Village West neighborhood
    • View a map of the Cemetery

Recommendations on cemetery care and improvements are provided by the Cemeteries Advisory Board.

 

Cemetery Plot Sales

Our department also 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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