Newton Fall Cemetery Clean-up planned
A cemetery is a special place for many people, serving as the final resting place for loved ones. While flower arrangements are a popular way to honor family and friends who have passed, those items can become weathered and worn. To help enhance the appearance of its cemeteries, the City of Newton is planning its annual Fall Cemetery Clean-up from Monday, November 6 – Friday, November 10, 2017.
The City of Newton has three cemeteries: Eastview, Central and Southside. Those who have loved ones in any of these cemeteries should be advised that City Cemetery Maintenance staff will be removing any unsightly or undesirable items (weathered flowers, toys, trinkets, vases, jars, etc.) from gravesites during the clean-up week. If anyone has a particular item they wish to keep, the City encourages them to visit the gravesite and remove the item prior to the clean-up.
All new arrangements may be placed on Saturday, November 11, 2017, following the clean-up week. All flowers should be displayed in permanent vases attached to the markers.
For more information about the Fall Cemetery Clean-up, contact the Newton Parks & Recreation Department at 828-695-4317.
The City currently maintains three cemeteries, within the Newton City Limits, Eastview, Central and Southside. The three cemeteries have a combined total of 32 acres (Eastview – 18 acres, Central – 4 acres and Southside - 10 acres) with approximately 14,000 gravesites.
The Eastview Cemetery has no gravesites for sale. Central has approximately 600 remaining graves, and Southside has 5,000 graves.
The cememteries are maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department's Cemetery Division.
Purchasing of grave lots and grave openings are conducted at Newton Parks and Recreation Department.
CLICK HERE for a copy of the Parks and Recreation Cemetery Manual.
The Administrative address to which all correspondence and business should be addressed is:
City of Newton Newton Parks and Recreation Department 23 South Brady Avenue PO Box 550 Newton, NC 28658 Phone: (828) 695-4317.
Operating Hours are: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday City offices are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
Cemetery Plot Cost
East Cemetery No Plots available for sell.
Central Cemetery Resident - $600 Non-resident - $1,200
Southside Cemetery Resident - $1,500 Resident - Double Burial - $2,100 Non-Resident - $3,000 Non-resident - Double Burial - $4,200
CLICK HERE for a PDF copy of the City of Newton Cemetery Brochure
Central is located on South Ervin and Stadium Avenues with an entrance on 'B' Street.
CLICK HERE for directions to Central Cemetery
Eastview is located on South Brady Avenue, Hwy. 10 and East 'A' Street.
CLICK HERE for directions to Eastview Cemetery
Southside is located on Hwy. 321 Business South.
CLICK HERE for directions to Southside Cemetery