If you’re making your own burial plans as part of your estate plan or find yourself having to make this decision on behalf of a recently departed loved one, you’ll need to spend some time considering where exactly you wish the burial site to be located. This means picking your preferred cemetery in Walterboro, SC and finding the right plot.
Not all cemeteries are the same, even if they serve essentially the same function. There are some that only offer certain types of burials, some that have mausoleums or scattering gardens (and some that don’t), some that have nice trails for walking, some with beautiful views, some in nature and some in the middle of cities. There are many different traits to consider.
Here are just a few examples of some of the factors that will go into your decision to help you determine where to start in choosing a burial site in Walterboro, SC.
Where do you want to be buried? In the town where you grew up? Where you currently live? In the same cemetery as loved ones? In a place where it’s easy for friends and family to visit you? You’ll first want to consider the general geographical location.
Then, once you’ve chosen a specific cemetery, you can narrow down the location even further to the specific plot you think best fits your ideal site. You could choose a plot that’s easily accessible by car, or you could go for one that offers a nice view or some greater privacy.
Consider the specific rules each cemetery has in place. All cemeteries, for example, will have certain rules with regard to the size and type of headstones and monuments allowed. There will also be state and local laws about how burials occur.
While some cemeteries allow ash scattering, many do not, requiring cremated remains to be placed in a columbarium niche or buried. Other types of rules might include no artificial flowers or no pets. Carefully read over the rules for any cemetery you consider to see if there are any deal-breakers.
Of course, cost will always be a factor in your decision making, and every cemetery will have its own pricing structure. You’ll need to consider the cost of the burial plot, niche or mausoleum, the cost of the actual burial (opening and closing the grave, headstones, markers, etc.) and any included costs of maintenance fees for the cemetery grounds.
There are a variety of other odds and ends that could factor into your cemetery decisions. Does the cemetery offer a columbarium with niches for urns? Does it have burial spots for urns, or allow scattering of ashese? Do you want a cemetery that has a particular religious affiliation, or some sort of cultural meaning to it? Do they do any kinds of green or natural burials? Talk to representatives from the cemetery and get answers to any such questions you have.
For more tips about how to choose a burial site in Walterboro, SC, contact the team at Steedley Monument Works today.