Maple Hill Cemetery currently covers 32 acres, with future expansion of 16 acres on the south side. At present, there are approximately 15,000 burials on record. The cemetery sexton is a public works employee, and all the records pertaining to the cemetery are maintained at Evansville City Hall. The cost of maintaining the cemetery is covered by finances received from taxpayers, with some income generated by lot sales, foundation permits, and fees for opening and closing graves. Recently, the cemetery added a columbarium, an above-ground repository for cremated individuals. More information can be found in our brochure below.
During summer weather the mowing of the cemetery takes approximately one acre per hour or 32 hours a week. Weed eating around the 15,000 headstones requires approximately 80 hours. The cemetery has two major clean ups a year. One in the spring and the other in the fall to remove the old, damaged, and neglected decorations.
Prior to Memorial Day, all the veteran’s flags are placed on the graves by the local Boy Scout troop, as a way to give back to the community. In the fall, at the end of the season, the local veteran’s organizations will remove and properly discard of the flags.
All winter decorations must be removed by April 15th at 3:30 p.m. Any decorations not removed by this date are subject to immediate removal and will be discarded. Heavy concrete or ceramic urns or pots, along with Shepard's hooks, must be cleaned off, but may be left in place.
No new decor, other than fresh cut flowers, may be placed on any graves until four (4) days before Memorial Day at 3:30 p.m. Decorations placed on graves after this date must be removed by Veteran's Day. All decorations must be in a pot, vase, or on an approved upright support.
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