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.
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.
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 […]
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.
Jan 13, 2015
Thousands of memories have been made in Beech Grove Cemetery. Some are heartwarming or funny, others are interesting and unfortunately some are heartbreaking. There are stories of time spent in the cemetery, knowledge of landscape/architecture, maybe even some urban legends. The best stories though are those behind the people interred here, they teach us many […]
Dec 04, 2014
One Christmas, a woman opens her present from her son-in-law and discovers a cemetery plot inside. Despite the confusion, she thanks him very much for the gift. The following Christmas, she approaches her son-in-law and asks where her present is. He simply replies that he didn’t get one for her. “Why not?! You always get […]
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.