Frequently Asked Questions

How many interments have taken place at Lincoln Cemetery?

Lincoln is a bastion of the West Atlanta community. We estimate that we have interred between 75,000 to 100,000 people over the last 100 years.  

Are there civil rights leaders buried at Lincoln?

Lincoln Cemetery is one of, if not, the most famous Black historic cemeteries in the United States. We have many civil rights leaders buried at our cemetery, including Ralph David Abernathy, Joseph E. Boone, Hosea Williams and Hamilton E. Holmes.

How many cemeteries does Lincoln Memorial Group own?

Lincoln Memorial Group owns and operates four perpetual care cemeteries, including Lincoln Cemetery and Monte Vista on the Westside and Washington Memorial Gardens and Dawn Memorial Park on the Eastside of Atlanta. 

Is there any more burial space at Lincoln Cemetery?

Yes, there is plenty of space left at all our cemeteries to serve our community for years to come. At Lincoln Cemetery, our first burial took place in 1925 and since then, we’ve been privileged to handle cemetery arrangements for tens of thousands of people and, again, still have many years of burial space available. If you are interested in learning about pre-planning or taking a tour of our stunning grounds, please call us at (404) 792-2220.

Can I make arrangements in advance?

Yes, and it’s a very smart choice to do so. By arranging services in advance of need, you benefit by purchasing at today’s prices, free from inflationary pressures in the future. For more information on how to go about pre-planning, CLICK HERE.

Do you sell headstones or markers?

We have a wonderful array of choices when it comes to memorializing your loved one. Speak to one of our counsellors today about our flat bronze markers, granite headstones, and more.

Do you offer installment plans?

Yes, we do. Many families choose the installment plan as a manageable and flexible way to pay for their preneed cemetery arrangements. We also offer installment plans on markers and headstone purchases, as well as pre-need burial vaults and open and closing fees.  

Do you have a chapel that can be used for a funeral service?

We have an iconic 350-person chapel at Lincoln that is perfect for a memorial or funeral service.

Can you help me locate a loved one’s grave, niche or crypt?

Absolutely – we would be delighted to help you locate where a loved one is interred. Send us an email at info@lincolnfamilygroup.com or call (404) 792-2220 for help today.

What is a perpetual care cemetery?

Lincoln, Monte Vista, Washington and Dawn Cemetery are all perpetual care cemeteries, and they all have a perpetual care fund set up. Every time that someone is buried or entombed in our cemeteries, a portion of the proceeds of the sale will be put into this fund. This fund is then used over time to maintain the cemeteries and to make any necessary repairs to them. It’s utilized to keep up with the landscaping, to work on the roads that run through the cemeteries, and to maintain the buildings on our grounds. All of this will keep a cemetery running like clockwork and ensure that it always looks its best for the years to come.

What is a burial vault?

A vault is an outer burial container that serves to protect a casket and to help keep the integrity of the grounds. Vaults are required for burial at all our cemeteries.

What is a “double-depth” or second right of interment?

In many of our gardens across all our cemeteries we allow for the burial of two caskets in a grave. Double depth means that one casket is placed deeper than standard depth into a grave, and later when a second interment is required, the second casket is placed on top of the first casket at the standard depth. They are a cost-effective option for loved ones to be buried together in one space.    

What is a crypt?

A crypt is an entombment option for either a single casket or in tandem (two caskets) within the walls of a mausoleum building.  

What is a niche?

A space in a columbarium provided for the placement of one or more cremation urns.

Can cremated remains be buried or entombed with a loved one?

In many cases - yes. Please speak to one of our counselors to discuss your options.

What should I consider before choosing burial or cremation?

This is a deeply personal choice and there are many things that you need to consider. Our counselors at Lincoln Memorial Group are available to help guide you in finding the appropriate option.

What is a mausoleum?

A building containing crypts to place full-body burials above ground in them.

What is a columbarium?

A building that contains niches for placing urns in them.

What are the hours of Lincoln Cemetery?

Lincoln Cemetery’s gates are open every day from 8am-6pm ET. Our office is open Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm. The office is closed Sunday and Holidays (Holidays include New Year’s Day, MLK Jr. Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day/July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas).

What are the hours of Monte Vista?

Monte Vista is open every day from dawn to dusk. Our office for Monte Vista is located at Lincoln Cemetery (2275 Joseph E. Boone Blvd) and is open Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm. The office is closed Sunday and Holidays (Holidays include New Year’s Days, MLK Jr. Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day/July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas).

What are the hours of Washington Memorial Gardens?

Washington Memorial Gardens’ gates are open every day from 8am-6pm ET. Our office is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. The office is closed Sunday and Holidays (Holidays include New Year’s Day, MLK Jr. Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day/July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas).

What are the hours of Dawn Memorial Park?

Dawn Memorial Park is open every day from dawn to dusk. Our office is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. The office is closed Sunday and Holidays (Holidays include New Year’s Day, MLK Jr. Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day/July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas).