Welcome to Beech Grove Cemetery

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.

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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.

A Long History

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.

Historic Muncie: Beech Grove 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. 

Special Events

Services are held on Memorial Day and Veterans Day in honor of the thousands of service men and women buried in Beech Grove.

Recent

History of Beech Grove Cemetery Presentation April 21st

Apr 19, 2015

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, making it one of the largest cemeteries in the state of Indiana. What: History of Beech Grove Cemetery Presenter: Tom Schnuck Where: E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center When: 4/21/2015 […]

Annual Spring Clean-up

Mar 06, 2015

Beech Grove Cemetery will begin its Annual Spring Clean-up on Monday, April 6, 2015. Please remove any items that you would like to keep before that time. Any decorations that remain on April 6, 2015 will be removed at the discretion of the Superintendent.

Beech Grove history preserved for all to enjoy

Jan 29, 2015

Ever wondered about the stories of the people buried in Beech Grove Cemetery? Last week, some of those stories were recorded for all to enjoy and to learn about some of the people buried at the historic cemetery. For example, did you know that Elizabeth Claypool served on a library board in the late 1800s […]

History of Beech Grove Cemetery Project Kickoff

Jan 29, 2015

Beech Grove Cemetery will be collaborating with Dr. Ron Morris and Ball State students on an immersive learning project that will delve into the stories about people from Muncie who made an impact on the world and are interred at Beech Grove.

Trying to find a relative?

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.