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Greensboro Municipal Cemeteries

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This database of cemeteries in Greensboro includes interments in the three municipal cemeteries operated by the City of Greensboro -- Forest Lawn, Green Hill, and Maplewood Cemeteries. It includes details of more than 35,000 burials and is a continuously updated and growing list. The earliest burial in the database is 1840 in Green Hill Cemetery. There are approximately 500 burials dating prior to 1900, all in Green Hill. The earliest in Maplewood is 1900. The earliest in Forest Lawn is 1915. View brief histories of the cemeteries and the City of Greensboro Cemeteries Division.

The City also maintains Greensboro's oldest African American burial site called Union Cemetery. View a list of graves at Union.

There are, of course, many other cemeteries in Greensboro and Guilford County that are not contained in this database, such as church and private family cemeteries. For information on other cemeteries, we recommend the books Guilford County Cemeteries (Vol.1 West and Vol. 2 East) and Family Burying Grounds & Abandoned Church Cemeteries in Guilford County, as well as other sources that can be found in the Greensboro Public Library. 

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