Cemetery

The City of Gaffney currently manages two municipal cemeteries: Oakland Cemetery and Limestone Cemetery.

An online map is now available to the public for the purpose of assisting in locating interments at Oakland Cemetery. By clicking on the link below, you are agreeing that all information found in the Oakland Cemetery Search Map is provided for the public as a service of the City of Gaffney and as with all information, it is subject to change and to inaccuracies, that the City of Gaffney makes no claim, explicit or implied, as to the accuracy of the information found within, and that any assumptions made from the use of the Oakland Cemetery Search Map will be done at the user's own risk.
Oakland Cemetery Search Map

Documents for City Cemeteries:

Contact Cemetery Staff:
You may contact City of Gaffney cemetery staff at the information below:

Phone
Stephanie Owensby: 864-206-3305
or
Community Development Department: 864-487-8500
or
Email

Oakland Cemetery:
Oakland Cemetery is located at 714 College Drive, Gaffney, SC 29340.

Sale availability: There are currently a limited number of plots available for sale at Oakland Cemetery in some areas of the general, Long-lane Section and also in the College Drive Section.

Burial plot prices:
Long-lane Section price: $2,200 per individual plot
College Drive Section price: $2,600 per individual plot (2 plots per sale minimum)
*The City of Gaffney reserves the right to change cemetery plot prices as voted on by the Gaffney City Council.

Full payment for burial plots must be received by the City before any burials will be allowed to take place.

Burial plot sizes: All individual burial plots at Oakland Cemetery measure 5 feet wide by 10 feet long (50 square feet).

Free Section: Regrettably, the Free Section or “Potter’s Field” at Oakland Cemetery is now full and there are no longer available, free burial plots.

Burials in pre-owned plots: If a family owns a previously purchased and available burial plot at Oakland Cemetery, they may arrange to have the remains of their loved one interred within such a plot. The family of the deceased are encouraged to provide any available proof of ownership such as original deed, certificate or transfer agreement. If no such documents are available, City cemetery staff will research the cemetery records to verify ownership of the plots. This research may require more than two business days. In the case of some older family plots, the family of the deceased may be required to sign a Hold Harmless Agreement before interment is allowed.

Cremation burials: Up to four small cremations may be interred within an individual burial plot.

Burial Permits: A Burial Permit form must be completed and submitted to the Cemetery Superintendent before any interments are allowed to take place. Please see the Burial Request Form For City Cemeteries for further details.

Limestone Cemetery:
Limestone Cemetery is located at 207 Tindall Terrace, Gaffney, SC 29340.

Sale availability: The City of Gaffney does not currently sell new graves at Limestone Cemetery.

Burials in pre-owned plots: If a family owns a previously purchased and available burial plot at Limestone Cemetery, they may arrange to have the remains of their loved one interred within such a plot. In the case of some older family plots, the family of the deceased may be required to sign a Hold Harmless Agreement before interment is allowed.

Proper Notice of Burial Request:

Due to the demands of locating and verifying available burial plots, please contact the City with as much lead-time as possible before the intended time of burial. The City of Gaffney requires notice of any burial(s) at least 2 business days prior to the intended time of burial with more than 2 business days being preferable.

Cemetery Office Hours and Business Days:

Office hours for City of Gaffney cemetery staff are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Friday.
Business Days for City of Gaffney cemetery staff are Monday through Friday, excluding City holidays.