Cemetery is the term used to describe the final resting place of a dead person. The word can also mean gravesite or burial ground, and implies land specifically designated for burial. It was originally used to describe Roman catacombs. In the English-speaking world, however, the term carries some negative connotations.
During the burial process, there are several rules to follow. These include planting flowers in the designated area or behind the monument, and maintaining the plants. If not, the flowers may be removed without notice. This can impede the cemetery’s ability to maintain the site. The proper maintenance of plants can also help ensure the cemetery’s safety. In addition, it will prevent uninvited visitors from accessing the gravesites. This is why it’s essential to maintain the cemetery grounds.
When planning a cemetery, make sure that you consider the size of the area you’ll be setting aside for it. A cemetery with a relatively small area will likely be less expensive than a large one. However, larger tracts of land will require more work to develop. In addition, larger tracts of land tend to have less diverse topography, and development expenses will be high.
Some cemeteries operate on a voluntary basis, while others accept gifts for perpetual care. In either case, the proceeds of perpetual care can only be used to maintain the endowed lot. If you’re planning to be buried in one of these cemeteries, don’t forget to make sure that the cemetery has access to the funds needed to maintain the grounds. You don’t want someone to come to your cemetery and refuse to bury you just because they didn’t pay the fee.
Cemeteries have different designs and styles for grave markers. Some depict a sleeping child, weeping angel, or a tree. Some of them even have houses or beds. These are unique to the culture and religion of each region. The crypts typically feature the deceased’s name, date of death, and other biographical information. Some also have a coat of arms.
Many cemeteries offer discounts if you purchase more than one grave space. Generally, a double plot is cheaper than two side-by-side plots, but you may need to pay extra for reopening and reclosing. When determining what type of plot you want, ask a cemetery representative to explain the rules for you.
Family plots are small areas in a cemetery that accommodate several individuals or a family. Family plots often feature a large headstone for the family as well as smaller headstones for each member of the family. Some cemeteries also have a separate section for cremated remains, which is often less expensive than traditional burial plots.
In ancient times, cemeteries were commonly associated with churches. They often occupied church grounds and tended to be smaller. This makes them choosier, and some graveyards only accepted members of a particular religion. In ancient times, the word “koimeterion” meant ‘dormitory’ and is associated with a place where people were buried.
A cemetery’s rules and regulations may be different from those of a church, so it’s important to ask questions before making your final decision. Some cemeteries have a strict policy against monuments and grave decorations. For example, one cemetery in Mississippi tried to charge a man $2.50 square inch for an inspection of his gravestone, while another had a policy that prohibited glass items. There may also be specific rules about placing toys, statues, shrubs, and other decorations.
A cemetery owner’s legal right to reuse a grave may be limited, but there are some situations where this can be overcome. Strong public opinion may force the cemetery to budge. Funding shortages can also force a cemetery to reconsider its re-use policy. This may be a better option than a burial plot.
Cemeterys were originally established outside of large cities and town centers. Many of them were privately owned, and later municipally owned. Many cemeteries were built independently of the church. In 1767, the South Park Street Cemetery in New York City had an elaborate landscape style cemetery and mausolea streets. The monuments were enormous.