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Chestnut Hill

In 2001, the City of Salisbury paid for a survey looking at adding potential historic districts to the 10 districts already in place. Chestnut Hill was named as one that would likely be eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. Yet in early 2013, a scheduled demolition of houses at 812 and 814 S. Jackson St. gave everything a sense of urgency. Within a matter of weeks, a task force formed and efforts began in earnest to revitalize the Chestnut Hill neighborhood just south of Salisbury’s downtown.

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Linda R. Davis
(704) 638-5250

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The Dixonville-Lincoln Memorial is an upcoming project that will connect Salisbury's past with its present and future. This concept plan grew from a collective desire to pay tribute to the individuals who were buried at the Dixonville Cemetery, to interpret the history of the Dixonville-Lincoln area and to educate and inspire future generations of Salisbury residents.

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Cemetery Charges

INTERMENT FEES: Monday – Friday 7:00 am- 3:00 pm

Description Cost
Adult Burial $900.00
Infant Burial (3x5) $450.00
Adult Disinterment $1800.00
Infant Disinterment $900.00
2-in-1 grave Adult (double deep) $950.00
2-in-1 grave Infant (double deep) $500.00
Crematory remains $450.00
(cemetery crew direct involvement)
(no involvement-recording fee only)


Description Cost
Adult – City resident $800.00
Adult – Non-City resident $1,000.00
Infant – City resident $400.00
Infant – Non-City resident $600.00


Description Cost
Funeral processions entering the cemetery
Saturday or Sunday
Funeral processions entering the cemetery
on a Holiday
Funeral processions entering the cemetery
after 3:00 pm Monday - Friday
Monument installation permit $25.00
Deed Change
(or duplicate deed from City Hall)


The City of Salisbury installed columbaria in Memorial Park Cemetery on January 6, 2017. The columbaria includes two 48 niche structures with 24 niches on each side for a total of 96 niches. A single niche is 12 inches x 12 inches x 16.5 inches deep and can hold up to 2 cremation urns.

Description Cost
Niche - City Resident $1350.00
Niche - Non-City Resident $1550.00
Weekday Inurnment $150.00
Weekend Inurnment $300.00

Cemetery Guidelines



The City of Salisbury Cemetery Division reserves the right to regulate the method of decorating graves so that a safe and historical uniform beauty may be maintained.

  • Floral arrangements accompanying the casket or urn at the time of burial will be placed on the completed grave. They will remain there for approximately one week, at which time the Cemetery staff will remove and discard them. If the family wants to keep any of the grave arrangements, they should be removed before that one week is up.
  • The City cemeteries do not require a vault being used in burials. Please be aware that if a vault is not used that the ground will settle which means if you have a marker installed on the grave, most likely the concrete border around your marker will eventually crack and the marker may also start sinking. If a vault is used, there is still the possibility of the concrete border cracking due to swelling & shrinking of the stone due to hot or cold. This is not due to the Cemetery staff running over your marker or hitting your marker while mowing. The City shall not be held responsible for cracked borders or sinking markers.
  • The City of Salisbury is not responsible for any floral or tributes placed on a grave plot. If missing or stolen, you may file a police report by calling the Salisbury Police Department at (704) 638-5333.
  • PROHIBITED GRAVE ITEMS: Nothing is allowed outside of your marker. Fencing outlining of graves is not allowed, fabric printed pictures that cover the grave are not allowed, solar lights are not allowed, glass, metal or wood products, rocks, toys, life-size decorations, Christmas lights or any other potential projectiles are not permitted on cemetery plots at any time. Anything that could potentially kill the grass on the plot is also not allowed. The Management reserves the right to remove any items that do not conform to these limitations. This is for the safety of our crews since lawn mowers and weed eaters may come into contact with items placed on graves. If so placed and damage does occur, the City shall not be held responsible.
  • All floral arrangements must be in a permanent vase, on a saddle or in a hard plastic cone vase that sticks into the ground. If placed otherwise, and your flowers are damaged due to contact with our equipment, the City shall not be held responsible.
  • An "Annual Cemetery Cleanup/Flower Removal" is performed once a year most likely in February. You can call the Cemetery office at (704) 638-5250 to find out the definite date. Large blue signs will be erected in each cemetery about 2 months prior to the cleanup. During cleanup week, any items located on graves including flowers, solar lights or decorations will be removed and discarded. If you wish to retain any items, please remove them before clean up week. After the cleanup is completed, you can place your items back on your plot.
  • The City maintains 7 cemeteries and takes pride in keeping them looking neat. The mowing schedule allows each cemetery to be mowed every 10-14 days which is usually sufficient for each cemetery to look good until we get back to it. Please bear with us at times as rain and the crew having to stop to open and close graves plays a major role in keeping the schedule on time.

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