Cemeteries

Swanton Township has 3 cemeteries within its borders. The oldest is at the corner of Scott Road and Airport Highway, called "East Swanton Cemetery", and many of the founding residents of our township are buried there. The other two cemeteries are old family plots that are maintained by the township, but not used for new burials.

Our Cemetery Manager/Sexton may be reached by calling 419-826-9730.

 
East Swanton Cemetery
Rules and Regulations
Definitions
 
“Cemetery” means the East Swanton Cemetery

“ Grave” means a Cemetery lot to which Swanton Township transferred rights of Interment

“ Interment” means cremation with inurnment, entombment, or burial of the remains of a deceased person

“ Resident” means a person who lives within the boundaries of Swanton Township and his or her minor children at the time of purchase or death. Proof of residency required

“ Non-Resident” means a person who is not a Resident at the time of purchase or death

“ Owner” means the owner of the rights of Interment

“ Monument” means a headstone or grave marker

“ Decorations” means fresh or artificial flowers, plants, planters, urns, grave blankets, flags

“ Legal Holidays” are designated annually by the Township Trustees at their first meeting of the year.
 
General
 

1. The East Swanton Cemetery is open to the public from sunrise until sunset.

 

2. Loitering is prohibited in the Cemetery.

 

3. The speed limit in the Cemetery is 10 mph.

 

4. Only human remains may be interred in the Cemetery.

 

5. The Cemetery Manager/Sexton shall be given 48 hours’ notice of Interment, 72 hours’ notice when the ground is frozen.

 

6. All Cemetery services require pre-payment including deed purchase, grave opening, pouring the footer, etc.

 
7. You must be a Resident to become an Owner of a Grave unless the purchaser demonstrates to the Township Trustees that extraordinary circumstances justify the sale to a Non-Resident. The Township Trustees shall determine, in their discretion, if extraordinary circumstances exist on a case-by-case basis.
 
8. Graves are not transferable except back to Swanton Township for the price paid by the Owner.
 

9. All burial vaults are subject to the approval of the Cemetery Manager/ Sexton.

 
10. The Township Trustees reserve the right to change these Rules and Regulations including Grave Prices and Service Charges at any time without notice.
 
Monuments
 

1. Monuments must be made of granite, marble or bronze.

 

2. Only one Monument may be placed on a Grave.

 

3. Every Monument shall be placed on a concrete footer.

 
4. All concrete footers shall be installed by, or under the supervision and control of, the Cemetery Manager/Sexton.
 

5. Footers will be 40 inches in length and 20 inches in width for a single Grave and 80 inches in length and 20 inches in width for a double Grave.

 

6. The base of all Monuments shall be at least 12 inches by 12 inches.

 
7. Monuments for a single Grave shall be no greater than 36 inches in length, 12 inches in width, and 48 inches in height.
 
8. Monuments for two Graves shall be no greater than 72 inches in length, 12 inches in width and 48 inches in height.
 
9. Monuments for more than two Graves shall be no greater than 108 inches in length, 12 inches in width and 48 inches in height.
 
Decorations
 

1. All planting in the Cemetery is prohibited.

 
2. Decorations must be placed immediately adjacent to Monuments on concrete only.
 
3. Winter Decorations must be removed by April 1. No summer Decorations may be placed before May 15.
 
4. Summer Decorations must be removed by November 1. No winter Decorations may be placed before December 15.
 
5. Decorations may be removed by the Cemetery Manager/Sexton when, in his discretion, they become wilted, faded, broken, or unsightly.
 

6. Only Decorations may be placed on a Grave.

 
Grave Prices
 
Swanton Township Resident:
    Price Per Grave
$500
 
Non-Resident of Swanton Township:
    Price Per Grave
$1,700
 
Footer Prices
 
As of June 8, 2010 all Grave purchased will include the cost for installation of concrete foundations for monuments. There will be no exceptions.
 
Each Grave purchased prior to June 8, 2010 will be charged $200.00 for the installation of a concrete footer measuring 20”x40”.
 
Service Charges
 
Swanton Township Residents
 

Standard Grave Opening

   
  $450 on weekdays.
$550 on Saturday.
No burials on Sundays and on Legal Holidays.
 

Grave Opening for a Child less than 1 year old and for Cremations:

   
  $200 on weekdays.
$300 on Saturday.
No burials on Sundays and Legal Holidays.
 
Non-Resident Grave Openings
 

All Non-Resident Grave Openings including a Child less than 1 year old and Cremations:

 
  $1,500 on Weekdays and Saturdays
  No burials on Sundays and Legal Holidays.
 

Resident and Non-Resident of Swanton Township

   

Disinterment:

$1,000
   

Revisions:
July 23, 2007
March 24, 2008
August 24, 2009
October 12, 2009
June 8, 2010
July 13, 2010
June 28, 2011
September 20, 2014
September 23, 2014

October 13, 2015

 
 
 
Questions concerning the Township Cemetery may be directed to 419-826-9730.




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