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Beech Grove Cemetery Comes to Life is an exploration of the cemetery’s history and evolution, but also the lives of those buried there. Pioneers, politicians, soldiers, the rich and poor, doctors, shopkeepers, industry titans, suffragettes, and former slaves—44,000 unique individuals lay at rest in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Those buried there represent the movers and shakers of Muncie, the men and women who shaped the city from an agricultural backwater, to a regional manufacturing capital of the industrial revolution, and have helped guide it after industry left.Pre-Order Now
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.
Feb 08, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 10:00-11:15 a.m. No Charge – Reservations Required Presenter: Mr. Chris Flook, Lecturer, Ball State University, Department of Telecommunications Cemeteries are depositories of our ancestors—the men and women who shaped the evolution of our current times. Pioneers, politicians, soldiers, the rich and poor, doctors, shopkeepers, industry titans, suffragettes, and former slaves—44,000 unique individuals lay […]
Nov 04, 2016
VETERAN’S DAY CEREMONY NOVEMBER 11, 2016 AMERICAN LEGION SECTION 10:45 A.M. Prelude music begins 11:00 A.M. Service begins Welcome Michael Miller, 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 […]
May 17, 2016
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY 10:45 A.M. Prelude music begins MAY 30, 2016 11:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M. Service begins Welcome Michael G. Miller, Superintendent of Beech Grove Cemetery Invocation Hank Hansen, Chaplain, American Legion Post #19 Pledge of Allegiance Mayor Dennis Tyler, City of Muncie Medley of Music America’s Hometown Band Introduction of Speaker Michael G. Miller, […]
May 16, 2016
Beech Grove Cemetery holds many wonderful stories about the people who came from Muncie and made contributions as state, national and international citizens. Muncie’s Beech Grove Cemetery Board asked Ball State students to create a book to document these stories and to transfer that content into a walking tour that would allow visitors to access […]
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.