THE EVERGREENS CEMETERY
The Evergreens Cemetery, a historic cemetery in the 'rural' style, was incorporated in 1849 and covers 225 acres. Over 526,000 people are buried here, including notables such as tap legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, jazz musician Lester Young, and painter Martin Heade. Visitors can explore the landscape, designed by Andrew Jackson Downing, and see the great variety of architectural styles represented in the mausoleums and grave markers. The Victorian Gothic Chapel was designed by Alexander Jackson Davis in 1849/1850. The Evergreens Cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Evergreens offers a selection of burial options including family lots, single graves, an urn garden, community and private family mausoleums, and our new Chapel Mausoleum and Niches.
THIS IS A CEMETERY
Lives are commemorated - deaths are recorded - families are reunited - memories are made tangible - and love is undisguised.
This is a cemetery.
Communities accord respect, families bestow reverence, historians seek information and our heritage is thereby enriched.
Testimonies of devotion, pride and remembrance are carved in stone to pay warm tribute to accomplishments and to the life - not the death - of a loved one. The cemetery is homeland for family memorials that are a sustaining source of comfort to the living.
A cemetery is a history of people - a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering - always.