A burial plot, also known as a grave plot or a funeral plot, is the location where a deceased person’s body is placed to rest on the earth. To give a spot for loved ones to stand, visit, and remember, lush green sod is laid over the area.
If you’re considering burial on a burial plot or burying cremated remains, you have many options regarding the sort of site you purchase and how you pay for it.
Individuals as well as those who desire to share their last resting place with a spouse or loved one have funeral plot alternatives. The price of a burial ground varies depending on the kind.
The Different Types Of Burial Plot That Can Be Purchased In Advance
In a cemetery, there are four different types of ground plots:
- Single plots: The most prevalent form of plot in a cemetery is a single plot. In a single plot, the remains of one individual are interred in a coffin.
- Companion plots: Companion plots are two plots sold together for a pair, most commonly a married couple. Companion plots can be two plots next to each other or a single plot with the caskets buried on top of each other (known as “double depth”). Because just one big outer burial container is normally required, rather than two, double-depth plots can be cheaper than side-by-side companion plots.
- Family plots: In certain cemeteries, a family can purchase a tiny plot of land to devote to their loved ones. When it comes to family plots, the area is normally marked by a single huge headstone engraved with the family name, and then each individual family member buried in the family plot has his or her own smaller headstone designating the individual grave. A family plot can be a row of single plots acquired as a bundle by a single family in some situations.
- Plots for cremated remains: Cremated remains can be interred with burial caskets in a cemetery site. Many cemeteries allow many urns to be buried in a single plot since cremated remains take up less room.
Burying Cremated Remains in Urn Gardens
If you want to bury cremated remains in the ground, you can buy a plot in an urn garden at a cemetery, which is a manicured area dedicated to the burial of cremated remains. While some urn gardens are merely modest plots, others are far more ornate, and cremated ashes can be integrated into the environment in a variety of ways, including big rocks, benches, fountains, and other landscape components. Urn garden plots are often much smaller than full-sized plots, and as a result, they can be substantially less expensive. You may need to purchase a tiny outer burial container for the urn, depending on the cemetery’s regulations.
The cost of a plot is generally determined by:
- The plot’s placement in the cemetery
- The type of plot
- The number of plots you purchase
The majority of the time, the more plots you buy at once, the cheaper each plot costs separately. When acquiring sites, keep in mind additional charges such as outer burial containers, headstones, and any cemetery care fees.
Average Burial Plot Costs in the United States
The figure below shows the average cemetery plot pricing by the state in the United States. Please keep in mind that these figures are based on an average of ONE burial site. The price of your funeral plot may be greater or cheaper than the figures shown here.