The Town of Wake Forest maintains the Wake Forest Cemetery, 400 N. White St., as well as other cemeteries along East Walnut Avenue and North Taylor Street.
Historical Listings & Virtual Tour
Wake Forest Cemetery Historical Listings (PDF) - historical information about people buried in the cemetery and how to find their gravesite
Wake Forest Cemetery Virtual Tour - learn about some of the notable people buried in the cemetery
In-Town resident - $500 per plot
Out-of-Town resident - $650 per plot
In-Town resident - $450 per plot
Out-of-Town resident - $600 per plot
The cemetery's new niche columbarium is designed for friends and family who wish to be cremated. Constructed of limestone, the two-sided structure stretches approximately eight feet long and features five horizontal rows and 10 vertical columns of niches on each side.
The Town of Wake Forest is now selling columbarium niches for $400 each. Measuring 6.75 inches by 6.75 inches and 14.75 inches deep, each niche will hold two polished, sheet bronze urns which are included in the purchase price.
The town has also introduced a new memorial wall to honor friends and family members who may be interred elsewhere. The two-sided memorial wall features six horizontal rows and 10 vertical columns of memorial facing stone on each side.
Engraved memorial wall placards cost $250 each and include the person's name, birth date, date of death and options for religious symbols.
Share Your Story
The Cemetery Advisory Board (CAB) is seeking local history buffs and storytellers who can help local history come alive during the annual Historic Wake Forest Cemetery Walking Tour.
The CAB sponsors the walking tour to highlight the historical significance and the fascinating stories of the people buried at the Wake Forest Cemetery, 400 N. White St., and Mangum Cemetery, 507 E. Walnut Ave. The tour also celebrates the lives of the men and women who established the Wake Forest community, as well as its culture and destiny.
Volunteer docents are needed on the day of the event to stand or sit at various locations throughout the cemeteries and recount the lives, accomplishments and contributions of our historic and notable cemetery residents.
The CAB also wants to hear from area residents who have personal stories to share about the history of Wake Forest but are not interested in serving as a docent or participating personally in the tour. Anyone who has a story to tell or insight to share about bygone eras is urged to complete the Individual History Form.