Cemeteries

Announcements

3/18/2020

*** COVID-19 Coronavirus Update ***

All outdoor areas of City of Savannah cemeteries will remain open to the public during regular operating hours - no appointment is necessary! 

Cemetery visitors are required to practice social distancing, and to wear masks when this is not possible. Visitor Maps for Bonaventure Cemetery are located in brochure boxes on the Cemetery Office doors.

However, any cemetery business inside our office, including funeral arrangements or lot sales, will be by appointment only.  Please call 912-651-6843 to schedule an appointment. There is a maximum of two persons per appointment inside the building, and masks/temperature checks will be required. 

We apologize for any inconvenience.


3/2/2020

Bonaventure Cemetery Begins Construction of New Visitor Restroom

UPDATE 10/1/2020: The new restroom has been completed and all parking areas and roadways are now open.

Construction has begun on a new restroom facility for Bonaventure Cemetery. The new facility will have Men’s, Women’s, and Family Restrooms and is designed to match the historic 1918 Caretaker’s Residence that now serves as the Cemeteries Division office. 

Bonaventure Bathroom resized to 25 percent

During construction, Nunez Way will be closed as will the majority of the visitor parking areas near the cemetery entrance.  A temporary parking area has been established at the Bonaventure Landing, which is the easternmost portion of the cemetery adjacent to the Wilmington River. Visitors can briefly stop at the Cemetery Office to get a map, and then follow the signs to the visitor parking area in the historic section of Bonaventure. 


Cemetery Lots for Sale

The City of Savannah Cemeteries Division

Of the nearly 80 cemeteries located in Chatham County, Georgia, the Cemeteries Division maintains five existing cemeteries which are owned and operated by the City of Savannah:

  • Colonial Park
  • Laurel Grove North
  • Laurel Grove South
  • Bonaventure
  • Greenwich

Each cemetery has a unique character and is historically significant to the City of Savannah.

Responsibilities

The main office of the Cemeteries Division is located in Bonaventure Cemetery and a satellite office is located in Laurel Grove North. The division is responsible for:

  • Maintaining the grounds
  • Selling interment rights
  • Providing interment services
  • Maintaining vital records
  • Preserving the historical and cultural significance
  • Coordinating all activities within the cemeteries

The phrase "selling interment rights" was historically referred to as selling cemetery lots. However, cemeteries do not generally sell real estate, just the rights to be interred on it.