Hopewell Cemetery


Hopewell Cemetery, located at 10205 Montgomery Road, 45242, was founded in 1803 and is owned and operated by the City of Montgomery. Hopewell Cemetery is historically significant, serving as the burial location of many of the City’s first settlers.  Among those who arrived in Montgomery in 1795, Cornelius Snyder, Jacob Roosa, and Nathaniel Terwilliger, are buried here, as well as five Revolutionary War veterans and over fifty Civil War veterans. The cemetery was created by the early settlers in the area as a place of respect, a means of honoring their triumphs and perpetuating the memory of loved ones. The oldest section of the cemetery is known as the “Pioneer Section” which was officially preserved as a Montgomery Landmark in 1978. Many of the headstones in the historical Pioneer section have been photographed and cataloged.

Hopewell Cemetery Gravesite and Service Pricing

Available Gravesites

PURCHASE OF GRAVES

Available cemetery graves may be purchased at Montgomery City Hall, 10101 Montgomery Road during normal office hours.  Purchase of a deed to a grave is not a real estate purchase, but simply a right to bury someone in the cemetery.  All land in the cemetery remains the property of the City of Montgomery.

A resident is not permitted to purchase a grave at the resident rate for a non-resident.

Any lot owner may grant permission, by written order, for the burial of someone other than immediate family member in his/her lot.

Control of graves may be transferred to the heirs of the deceased, but for continuance of ownership, the heir that has the deed in his or her possession controls the use of the graves.  At all time the records maintained by the City are binding.

Upon the death of the recorded owner, the control of the unused or undersigned grave(s) shall go to the legally designed beneficiary(s).  Proof that a person is the legally designed beneficiary will need to be provided to the City in a reasonable satisfactory form.  If there is no beneficiary, it will follow the natural order of spouse, to children to parents.

The City may, at its discretion, repurchase grave space at the original  purchase price.

Cost of Gravesite—Residents:

Individual Gravesite……………………..……$900

Shared Gravesite*…………………….……$1,350
(*includes: one vault and one cremation or two cremations)

 Cost of Gravesite—Non-Residents:

Individual Gravesite……………..……..…. $1,800

Shared Gravesite*…………….…………….$3,600
(*includes: one vault and one cremation or two  cremations)

BURIALS

A “Burial-Transit Permit” for the deceased person must be provided by the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements must be coordinated through the City of Montgomery.  The City must be notified forty eight (48) hours before interment. Phone 513-891-2424.

Interments are done Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon.  No arrivals will be permitted after these times.  There are no Sunday, or City recognized holiday, or holiday week-end burials.  Upon a showing that exigent circumstances exists or that a hardship would result, the City can waive  the burial restriction on Sundays and city-recognized holidays.

Charges from services are shown on the Rate Schedule and are subject to change.  All charges must be paid at the time of interment.  No burial will be allowed until the purchase price of the grave and all other fees are paid.

All interments must be placed in a concrete vault.  All interments of cremains must be placed in a sealed container constructed of solid materials not subject to deterioration or leakage.  The City reserves the right to pre-approve any materials before burial.

Only City of Montgomery employees are allowed to dig graves.

One cremation may be buried in one grave or one full-size grave can hold up to two containers of ashes.  One cremation may also be buried in an occupied grave.

The cemetery personnel shall exercise due care in making a disinterment, but shall assume no liability for the damage to any casket, outer container or their contents incurred while making the disinterment or removal.

Interments—Residents

Opening & Closing:

Weekday—8:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m…….………$800

Saturday—8:30 a.m. to Noon……….……..$1,400

Interment of Cremations:

Weekday—8:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m………….…$400

Saturday—8:30 a.m. to Noon………….…..$1,400

Infant Burial:

Weekday—8:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m.…….….….$300

Saturday—8:30 a.m. to Noon………..…..…..$400

Interments—Non-Residents

Opening & Closing:

Weekday—8:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m…….………$850

Saturday—8:30 a.m. to Noon……….……..$1,450

Interment of Cremations:

Weekday—8:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m…………..…$450

Saturday—8:30 a.m. to Noon….…….……..$1,400

Infant Burial:

Weekday—8:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m.…..…….….$350

Saturday—8:30 a.m. to Noon………..…..…..$450

DECORATIONS

No planting of any vegetation (trees, flowers or shrubs) is permitted on graves.

Glass containers, fences, benches, flower pots, trellises, decorative stones, landscape timbers or other ornamentation or decoration are not permitted and shall be removed without notice.

Flowers and decorations will be removed from gravesites the first day of each month except those placed on monuments or in monument vases.  Flowers and other decorations placed on graves are periodically removed when they become unsightly or for grass mowing and other maintenance.

Arrangements designed for attachment to markers are permissible, but shall be removed without notice when they detract from the general appearance of the Cemetery.

The City does not assume responsibility for flowers or other decoration on a grave site within the cemetery.

FOUNDATIONS/MARKERS

The cost of a foundation is shown on the Rate Schedule and is subject to change.  Payment must be made at time of order.

All grave markers must be commercially manufactured and engraved.

Monuments and flush mounted markers will be permitted in standard granite, bronze or approved marble only.

Any inscriptions on a grave marker or monument shall be tasteful and not offensive.  The City reserves the right to reject any such offensive or obscene monument, marker or inscriptions.

Foundations must  be installed by the Public Works Department and are placed in line to conform with existing markers.

The City is not responsible for damage to monuments, markers, or stones in the cemetery caused by the ordinary care of the cemetery nor any other accident which may occur on cemetery property.

Foundations:

50¢ per square inch

Miscellaneous Costs:

Plot Transfers…………………………..$35

Tent Rental……………………….….…$50

Disinterment………………………..$,1500

Prices listed on are subject to change.