Union Cemetery

WELCOME TO UNION CEMETERY

Located along the Olentangy River in the center of Columbus, historic Union Cemetery is a beautiful oasis offering a peaceful and respectful setting. Serving families for more than 200 years, the beautifully landscaped grounds attract a number of activities, from walking and bike riding to bird watching and genealogy. The cemetery offers a wide range of services to accommodate the changing needs of families. Union has several acres of undeveloped land, thereby ensuring the capacity to serve the growing Columbus metropolitan area for years to come.

Our staff is available to help plan your cemetery arrangements or those of a loved one. For more information about our services, please contact us by phone or email.

Sincerely,

Joseph M. Kun, General Manager

 

Considering Cremation?

More and more people are turning to cremation to honor loved ones. At Union Cemetery of Columbus, almost one in every three families is choosing cremation to memorialize themselves, a spouse or family member. The staff at Union Cemetery can explain options if you are considering cremation.

Why Cremation?
For many, cremation meets two important goals: simplicity and affordability. At a time when traditional burials are becoming more expense and complex, cremation can be an attractive option. The family can spend more time in remembrance and less in the details that often accompany other forms of memorialization.

Ways to Memorialize Cremated Remains
One of the myths of cremation is that cremated remains are always put in an urn and kept at home. In fact, there are a number of ways that cremated loved ones can be memorialized. Families typically make choices based on their own beliefs and preferences. The important thing to remember is that for families who choose cremation, there are several comfortable choices that fit family needs:

  • Traditional in-ground burial of an urn
  • Burial with family or loved ones, even those who were interred in a traditional casket
  • Scattering ashes in special locations, such as a scattering garden, or at sea
  • Placing an urn in a columbarium or niche at a cemetery
In addition, services can be held in a beautiful, spacious in-door mausoleum chapel at the cemetery, further meeting the goals of simplicity and affordability for family and friends. Union Cemetery offers three such sites nestled within the 128 treed acres that comprise the cemetery grounds.

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News & Features

2016 ARTIFICIAL FLOWER DECORATION SCHEDULE
Artificial decorations and potted plants for Mother's Day and Memorial Day are permitted from May 1 and must be removed by June 7.

Artificial decorations and potted plants for Father's Day are permitted from June 12 and must be removed by June 27.

Artificial decorations and winter seasonal decorations are permitted from November 15 to March 1, 2017.

BURIAL LOCATION AND GENEALOGY QUESTIONS
For questions regarding burial locations for genealogy and other purposes, please email your inquiries to unioncemeteryoffice@gmail.com.

UNION CEMETERY HONORED BY OHIO SENATE
The 210th anniversary of Union Cemetery Columbus was recently recognized in a proclamation from the Ohio Senate.

SenateView the proclamation

MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE
More than 100 boy scouts placed American flags at the graves of 4,000 war veterans as part of Union Cemetery's annual Salute to Veterans. The Memorial Day weekend tribute was viewed by hundreds of visitors to Union over the holiday weekend. WCMH-TV, WSYX-TV and WBNS-TV featured the event on local news.

ScoutsView additional photos from the Salute to Veterans





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