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Cemeteries 
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GENERAL INFORMATION

The City of Springfield owns and operates two cemeteries: Elmwood Cemetery at 1029 Richard Street and Odd Fellows Cemetery, which is located next to Hail & Cotton on South Main Street. The cemeteries are accessible to visitors seven days a week during daylight hours.

Elmwood Cemetary
Elmwood Cemetery

Elmwood Cemetery was deeded to the city in June, 1987; however, it is an old cemetery with many historical markers and monuments. It contains approximately thirty (30) acres in a beautiful setting with rolling hills and large trees.

 

OddFellows Cemetary
OddFellows Cemetery

The city took over Odd Fellows Cemetery in August of 1993 at the request of the property owners. This cemetery contains only 4 ½ acres. When the cemetery was turned over to the city, it had not been maintained for years. At the time of the transfer, no records were provided to the city regarding burials and the location of graves. Cemetery employees are researching grave locations and the names of individuals buried there. If you know of anyone buried at Odd-Fellows Cemetery, please contact the cemeteries office at 382-1656. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

 

CEMETERY COMMISSION

A seven member Cemetery Commission advises the City on the establishment of policies and operation of the cemeteries. The members represent each of the six city wards, with one at-large appointment made by the Mayor. Commission members serve a two-year term and meet annually, or more often if necessary.

 

Cemetery Commission
Representing
Term Expires
Dorothy Woodard Ward 1 6/30/2015
Leroy Ellis Ward 2 6/30/2014
Nancy Harris Ward 3 6/30/2015
Roger Carroll Ward 4 6/30/2014
Bo Adams Ward 5 6/30/2015
Jim Campbell Ward 6 6/30/2014
Mike Fowler At-Large 6/30/2015


CEMETERY PERSONNEL

The cemeteries are staffed by two full-time employees. They are responsible for maintaining the grounds and records at both cemeteries, including landscaping, mowing, maintaining monuments, opening and closing graves, leveling graves, clean-up, repair and maintenance of equipment, as well as customer service. They can be located at Elmwood Cemetery Monday - Friday between the hours of 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

EVENING AT ELMWOOD

Every spring the Robertson County Historical Society hosts "An Evening at Elmwood," a fundraiser for the Historical Society. Patrons are treated to box suppers at Elmwood Cemetery and a walking tour of the cemetery, where local citizens portray historic figures that are buried at Elmwood. This annual event has become very popular.

 

RATES

Both cemeteries have lots available for sale at affordable prices. Elmwood Cemetery has over two acres available for lot purchases, plus some fill-in areas in other sections. Odd Fellows Cemetery has at least an acre available for lot sales as well. The office for lot sales and customer service for both cemeteries is located at Elmwood Cemetery on Richard Street. For information regarding lot sales or other fees or services, call (615) 382-1656.
>Current Cemetery Rates & Fees

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Elmwood Cemetery
1029 Richard Street
Springfield, Tennessee 37172
615/382-1656

Steve Fisher
Cemetery Supervisor

Regina Holt
Assistant City Manager

   

 

The City of Springfield does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d). La Ciudad de Springfield no discrimina basado en la carrera, el color ni el origen nacional en federal ni el estado patrocino los programas, para Titular conforme a VI del Acto de Derechos Civiles de 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d).

 

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