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Maple Grove Cemetery

Maple Grove Cemetery was established on May 16, 1849 and operated as a private cemetery until the city accepted responsibility for its management in February 1993.

It is impossible to determine a precise number of individuals laid to rest at Maple Grove due to the absence of many headstones and markers. The thousands of individuals who are known to be buried there include Civil War solders, victims of the Cholera epidemic, and a community hero-a black man who, in the mid 1800's, toiled to bury white victims of the dreaded disease and who eventually succumbed to it himself. An historical account tells of its establishment and many significant occurrences. The Maple Grove Directory lists all who are known to rest there (updated in 2008). A more recent listing of cemetery grave sales is also available. It spans 1993 to December 11th, 2013. It is available here

Maple Grove Cemetery is open to the public and burial plots are available. For more information, call 859.885.4334 weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Maple Grove Visitor Guidelines

  • Visitation is permitted daily during daylight hours. No one is permitted on site after dark.
  • Any containers used or left on the property must be unbreakable. No glass bottles, jars, vases or other breakable items are permitted in the cemetery at any time.
  • Ornamental objects used on grave sites, such as flowers, must remain no more than one foot from the front of the marker.
  • Please keep driveways open for other visitors and employees.
  • Dogs must be on a leash.
  • Open fires, candles, oil lanterns or other incendiary devices are prohibited.
  • Ornamental shrubbery and trees may not be planted around stones.
  • Visitors are requested to respect all grave sites and not trample or litter them.
  • Flower Planting Service

    Maple Grove Cemetery is now offering flower planting services! We are dedicated to helping you honor your loved one's life with tending and decorating their resting place with fresh flowers. We will plant, mulch, and water the flowers from Memorial Day through Labor Day. You will have a choice of red, pink, or white begonias. We are testing this service for the summer of 2018. If it is successful, and something that proves to be desired, we hope to continue in future years.
    Click here for more info!

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