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Cemeteries in Flatonia, Texas

The City of Flatonia and Fayette County have many beautiful and historic public, private, and family cemeteries. Four cemeteries are located within the city limits of Flatonia. Two are primarily maintained by the City of Flatonia in partnership with the Oak Hill Cemetery Association..

Oak Hil South Old Tree

Oak Hill Cemetery North (old) has large shade trees and beautiful headstones and monuments. It's truly a place where family and friends can visit comfortably. In addition, there is a pavilion where visitors can sit in the shade and reflect, meditate and pray while visiting. The pavilion may not be reserved but is open to the public. A map is located under the pavilion (to be updated).

Many families purchased lots in the North cemetery but there are no longer any available. The Oak Hill Cemetery South has many lots available.

While many families purchased multiple lots in the past, anticipating family members being buried in the same area, sometimes those plans do not work out. Family members move, wish to buried elsewhere, or otherwise are distant or not interested in burial in a family lot. These unused spaces may make it appear there is availability but the ownership remains.

In addition, Texas law has specific language related to the rights of interment in a plot. The person shown as the grantee on the certificate of ownership of a lot (or space) is presumed to be the owner with the right of burial. If that person has a spouse, the spouse also has rights if they were married at the time of the owner's death, or some other instances. If both are deceased, the rights of burial go through a process of determining legal heirship. To avoid confusion and complicated issues, owners of multiple spaces or lots should consider the future legal issues surrounding who will be buried in the extra spaces when the owner is deceased. The information from the Texas Health and Safety Code is available here. The City of Flatonia must follow State law related to the ownership of cemetery plots and understands the emotional nature of burial. It is recommended that family members plan for and discuss when there are family plots involved.

While a fully updated map and list of gravesites is not available to the public at this time, you may contact City Secretary Heather Ambrose for additional information by email, phone (361-865-3548), or in person at City Hall 125 E. South Main Street.

Mausoleum

Oak Hill Cemetery South (New)

CEMETERY LOTS & SPACES

The Oak Hill Cemetery South is the newest section of the City cemetery.The cemetery grounds provides for the burial of caskets and cremains. There is no requirement for a concrete vault with a casket. Multiple cremains burials may be placed in the same space but need to be in a cremains container.

Lots and spaces for grave sites are being sold in Section I at the time and will move to Section II afterwards. A full lot consists of eight (8) spaces but purchases can be made in any number of spaces. Prices are shown below.

Cemetery lots require an endowment fee of $50 per space for the future care and maintenance of the space.

MAUSOLEUM

The City has a mausoleum on the grounds (east) of the Oak Hill Cemetery South. This may be a preferable option for those what wish to have their loved ones in an indoor, climate controlled space. The interior of the mausoleum is quiet and peaceful allowing family and friends to reflect on those that have gone before in a healing and meditative way. The interior also serves as a chapel for small ceremonies and chairs are provided for comfort. Included in the price is a nameplate and vase.

A mausoleum niche is for the burial of cremains. A mausoleum crypt is for the remains of one person in a casket. Due to the size requirement for a casket, the price of the crypt is higher than the cost of a niche.

Exterior locations on the mausoleum are also available.

For questions, or to purchase a lot, space, or mausoleum crypt or niche, please contact City Secretary Heather Ambrose by email, phone (361)865-3548 or in person at City Hall, 125 E. South Main Street.

 

Oak Hill Cemetery South Prices

Cemetery Lots

Residents of or property owners of property within the Flatonia City Limits

Lot size

Price as of 8/1/2004

 

 

Lot

Endowment

Total

8-space

$2000

$400

$2400

4-space

$1000

$200

$1200

2-space

$500

$100

$600

1-space

$250

$50

$300

Non residents

Lot size

Price as of 8/1/04

 

 

Lot

Endowment

Total

8-space

$3600

$400

$4000

4-space

$1800

$200

$2000

2-space

$900

$100

$1000

1-space

$450

$50

$500

Mausoleum

Location

Resident/Property owner

Non-Resident

Outside Chapel – top and bottom rows (Crypt)

$2250

$2470

Outside Chapel – middle row (Crypt)

$2450

$2690

Inside Chapel – top and bottom rows (Crypt)

$2750

$3120

Inside Chapel – middle row (Crypt)

$3050

$3350

Niches – top and bottom rows

$525

$575

Niches – second and fifth rows

$575

$630

Niches – third and fourth rows

$625

$685

Use of chapel by a non-owner will be $150.00.

 

Resthaven

RESTHAVEN CEMETERY

Located on the east side of Highway 95, across from the Oak Hill Cemetery (north) is the Resthaven Cemetery. Resthaven is maintained almost entirely by family, friends, and community members of those buried within. Loving care goes into ensuring that the cemetery is a beautiful and peaceful place to reflect. Many old graves are located within the cemetery, some going back as far as the 1800s.


Sacred Heart

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CEMETERY

The Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery is located to the south of Oak Hill Cemetery North and to the east of Oak Hill Cemetery South. A large iron entrance sign makes it easy to find on Highway 95 in Flatonia.

The cemetery is operated and cared for by the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and has its own contact and rules and regulations. A link to the Church's cemetery page is here. Rules, regulations, and prices for lot and mausoleum spaces are available on their website. The contact number is 361-865-3568.

 

 

 

 

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