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- Put in your Deceased first and last name and which cemetery
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- GPS should take you to location
Duties & Responsibilities
The General Services Department operates and maintains the City's two cemeteries, Maplewood and Beechwood. Operations include burials, lot sales, grounds maintenance, and landscaping.
CURRENT SERVICESMaplewood Cemetery
1621 Duke University Rd
Durham, NC 27701
Beechwood Cemetery which boasts of close to 25 acres of land was developed to consolidate overfilling and neglected black cemeteries in the city of Durham: Violet Park, Geer Cemetery, Fitzgerald Cemetery, and Hickstown Cemetery. Many interments were transitioned to Beechwood Cemetery during that time. Beechwood has interred notable African American business and community leaders including John Merrick, founder of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, C.C. Spaulding, General Manager & President of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, and Dr. James E. Shepard, founder and President of the National Religious Training School, which would later become NCCU.