Public Works Department operates and maintains the Town's two cemeteries, Old Carrboro Cemetery and Westwood Cemetery. Cemetery operations include plot sales, monument and plot staking, grounds maintenance, and landscaping.
The Town cemeteries are open to the public throughout the year from sunrise until sunset.
Old Carrboro Cemetery
Old Carrboro Cemetery is the Town's oldest cemetery. The land for this cemetery was donated to the town by Dr. Foy Robertson. The cemetery has been in use since the early 1910s, with the oldest marked stone being in 1915. There are several unmarked stones that may date back further.
There are currently no cemetery plots available for sale at Old Carrboro Cemetery.
The cemetery is located just off the Libba Cotton Greenway.
Westwood Cemetery has been an active Town Cemetery since 1948. The cemetery consists of 8.73 acres of land. Approximately half of the cemetery is currently undeveloped and un-plotted.
Traditional burial plots are available for sale at Westwood Cemetery. Green Burials (Natural Burials) are not permitted in this cemetery.
Westwood Cemetery is located at 401 Davie Road.
- $750.00/Plot for Resident or Property Owner
- $1,500 .00/Plot for Non-resident
Payments for a plots, markings, and stakings are accepted only at Town Hall, 301 W Main St., Carrboro, NC 27510.
In October 2018, the Carrboro Town Council approved Natural Burials at Old Carrboro Cemetery.
Carrboro Town Code defines Natural Burial as:
"A method of internment with minimal environmental impact and which aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and preservation of natural habitats. This method of internment does not include embalming of bodies, does not require grave liners or vaults, encourages the use of biodegradable burial containers, and is intended to the natural decomposition of bodies."
At this time there are no cemetery plots available at Old Carrboro Cemetery.
Old Carrboro Cemetery and Westwood Cemetery are open to the public, year-round, from sunrise until sunset.
For more information, including plot availability, contact Public Works Department at 919-918-7425.