Beech Grove is a full-service cemetery located in Muncie, Indiana offering land burial and cremation burials. Over 42,000 people have chosen Beech Grove as their final resting place since 1841.
Become a Friend of Beech Grove Cemetery
The Friends of Beech Grove Cemetery Society has established a perpetual care fund through the Muncie Delaware County Community Foundation. Only the interest may be spent to help beautify the cemetery. The public may make donations and memorial gifts to this fund which are tax deductible.
Chartered in 1841 with one and one half acres on the banks of the White River, Beech Grove has grown to encompass over 100 acres, this makes it one of the largest cemeteries in the state of Indiana. By the turn of the century landscape expert, O.W. Crabbs had been recruited to plan and maintain the landscape – which resulted in making Beech Grove one of the finest examples of landscape architecture in the state. Beech Grove remains committed to that ideal. Hence, the cemetery is a place of beauty and tranquility for the living as well as for those who have gone before. To help you enjoy the beauty of Beech Grove, we have a self guided walking tour as well as guided tours by appointment. Staff members are available to organizations for programs about the cemetery.
Beech Grove Cemetery is the final resting place for many of Muncie’s founding families, gas boom barons and veterans of every war from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War.
Nov 04, 2015
VETERAN’S DAY CEREMONY NOVEMBER 11, 2015 AMERICAN LEGION SECTION 10:45 A.M. Prelude music begins 11:00 A.M. Service begins Welcome Tom Schnuck, Superintendent of Beech Grove Cemetery Invocation Rev. Henry “Hank” Hansen, Jr. Chaplain, American Legion Post #19 Pledge of Allegiance Mayor Dennis Tyler, City of Muncie Medley of Music America’s Hometown Band Trombone Quartet Introduction […]
Sep 02, 2015
Historical Cemetery Tour October 10, 2015 3:30-7:30pm Beech Grove Cemetery 1400 West Kilgore Avenue—Main Gate Local historians will host walking tours* of the Old Section Tours leave on the half hour and are on a first come basis, limited to groups of 20 or less. There will also be refreshments and historic artifacts on display […]
Aug 11, 2015
Effective March 31, 2016 For Your Safety and the Safety of Cemetery Personnel Shepherd’s Hooks will no longer be permitted in Beech Grove Cemetery Any decorations not conforming to this policy are subject to being removed at any time. Cemetery rules are designed for the benefit and guidance of lot owners. Certain grave decorations present […]
Jul 29, 2015
A website created by Ball State University students allows visitors on a walking tour of Beech Grove Cemetery to get detailed information about Muncie’s founding families, gas boom barons and military veterans. >> Check it out here! Explore Beech Grove Cemetery includes about 50 biographies as well as bike routes, a list of monuments and […]
Computerized records of interments are available for 42,000 burials. Tombstone readings by the Delaware County Historical Alliance of the earliest 7,200 burials are available in book form.