Public Works Department operates and maintains the Town's two cemeteries, Old Carrboro Cemetery and Westwood Cemetery. Cemetery operations include plot sales, monument and plot staking, and landscaping and grounds maintenance.
There are currently no plots available for purchase in Old Carrboro Cemetery.
Cemeteries are open to the public throughout the year from sunrise until sunset.
Westwood Cemetery Master Plan
On September 19, 2023, Carrboro Town Council approved the Westwood Cemetery Master Plan prepared by Carter van Dyke Associates (CVDA). The Master Plan for the 8.73-acre existing cemetery includes the following improvements:
- Expanded areas for burial plots
- Diversified interment options
- New loop road access to improve traffic safety
- Asphalt and mulch walking paths
- A rain garden to limit erosion
- Reflection area with seating, flags, and memorial wall
- New fence that will encompass the cemetery
- Tree plantings,
- Undeveloped greenspace
- $750.00/Plot for Resident or Property Owner
- $1,500 .00/Plot for Non-resident
Payments for a plots, markings, and stakings are accepted only at Town Hall, 301 W Main St., Carrboro, NC 27510.
In October 2018, the Carrboro Town Council approved Natural Burials at Old Carrboro Cemetery.
Carrboro Town Code defines Natural Burial as:
"A method of internment with minimal environmental impact and which aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and preservation of natural habitats. This method of internment does not include embalming of bodies, does not require grave liners or vaults, encourages the use of biodegradable burial containers, and is intended to the natural decomposition of bodies."
At this time there are no cemetery plots available at Old Carrboro Cemetery.
All cemetery operations are governed by Carrboro Town Code, Chapter 13 – Cemeteries (PDF) and are designed to protect the interest of plot owners and preserve the natural beauty of our cemeteries.
Old Carrboro Cemetery and Westwood Cemetery are open to the public, year-round, from sunrise until sunset.
For more information, including plot availability, contact Public Works Department at 919-918-7425.