The price of each lot/space within the Athens Cemetery is handled by “Certificate of Right of Interment or Inurnment”. The purchaser then has the right to inter a deceased in the place identified. The Athens Cemetery Association maintains the cemetery as a whole, but individual family members may also tend their spaces within the guidelines set by the Rules & Regulations.

Currently, there remain over 4,000 lots/spaces available within the historic grounds (including in-ground cremation lots and Columbarium niches). The Map will help you in identifying availability and consider pricing.

  • Principal and Historic Sections: $2,000.00 per space
  • Celtic Cross Section: $2,750.00 per space
  • Custom-Lot Family Section: $2,000.00 per space (Burial spaces sold in groups of 8 or more and may be landscaped to suit buyer)
  • In-Ground Cremation Burials: $1,000.00 per space (1/2 size of full space)
  • Columbarium Niches: $3,000.00 each (companion, 2 urn capacity with memorial engraving)

There are also a number of small expenses that must be dealt with in order to complete a service, the opening and closing of a grave and the oversight of the installation of a monument to name just a few. For this reason, the Athens Cemetery must charge a gate fee of $350.00 on non-holidays and $450.00 on recognized holidays.

All perspective buyers are given and encouraged to read the Rules & Regulations governing the Athens Cemetery prior to their purchases and agree to these upon purchase.

A traditional burial is not the only form of interment. If your loved one has chosen cremation over burial, perhaps you could consider purchasing a niche in our Columbarium. Each niche is reasonably priced at $3,000.00 and will accommodate up to two individual urns. The purchase includes 2 urn outer containers and memorial engraving on the outside cover. To determine if Columbarium interment is appropriate for you, please review the Columbarium Rules & Regulations prior to your purchase.

In an ideal situation, everyone would have a pre-planned funeral that included the purchase of a gravesite. The Athens Cemetery offers a Future Need Program that allows up to one year financing at 0% interest on your future need purchase. However, not everyone prepares their funeral plans in advance. This can result in difficult decisions for their loved ones.

Athens Cemetery lots and burial places are reasonably priced and are an inexpensive alternative compared to Dallas, Fort Worth Metroplex prices.

To learn more about the associated costs involved with burial at the Athens Cemetery, please contact Jim Rogers at (972) 965-1205.