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125 Ringuette Street
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Phone: (541) 474-5285
Fax: (541) 474-5288
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday (Closed Noon -1:00 pm for lunch)
Rogue River
Granite Hill Cemetery

2551 Upper River Road, Grants Pass, OR 97526
Cemetery Hours: 9am-4pm, Wed-Sun  |  Office Hours: 8am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri

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Granite Hill Cemetery Entrance

Granite Hill Cemetery is owned and operated by the  Josephine County Parks Department. Granite Hill was established in 1881 on land originally owned by Ben and Almira Dimmick, who are buried in the IOOF Cemetery. It has been the "County Cemetery" since the 1890's and is on the Oregon State registry as a historical cemetery. Granite Hill has burials dating back to the Civil War, WWI, WWII, as well as Spanish American War Veterans.

The cemetery is divided into 4 sections. The "Original" section is the oldest section dated back to the 1880's (estimate). The "First Addition was added around 1920, followed by the "Second" Addition in the late 1950's. The "Third" Addition was added in the early 1970's. We are currently no longer selling plots at this time. Any plot sales would be a third party sale, should a plot owner wish to sell owned grave sites.


Cemetery Request Form  Interment Authorization Form Notice of Transfer Form 
The Cemetery Request Form is used for placing headstones, as well as burial or cremain placement. The form must be submitted, and the cemetery must mark the grave, prior to any work being completed. The Interment Authorization Form must be completed and returned to the cemetery for full casket burials. The Notice of Transfer Form must be submitted to the cemetery in order to transfer the ownership of a grave. To transfer or sale is official until the cemetery's ownership book is updated.

Funeral Service Burial:

  • The person(s) with the right to control the interment (referred to as a Custodian or Authorized Agent) needs to contact the funeral home of choice.
  • All further arrangements will be made with the funeral home.
Private (Family) Burial:
  • Fill out the Grave Location/Burial Request Form. The form is needed for the Josephine County Parks Department to mark the grave for burial. The form must be returned to the office at least one week before the day of burial. Please be ready to provide the following information:
    • Name of the Deceased
    • Date of Birth
    • Date of Death
    • Date of Burial
    • State ID Tag # (if applicable)
    • Type of Grave (full casket, created remains, vault, box, liner, or nothing)
    • Veteran Information
    • Location of the Grave
    • Deed Owner’s information
  • Once the burial is complete, a copy of the Final Disposition Authorization must be faxed or mailed to the Granite Hill Cemetery Office, if a full casket burials an Internment Authorization must be completed as well. You must report the date of burial to the Parks Department.
  • Granite Hill Cemetery does not open/close graves. You may hire or open/close the grave yourself. If you choose to open/close yourself, you must follow the grave depth requirements. Open holes cannot be let unattended without properly being covered at marked.
  • The Parks Department will flag the location of the grave. Internment must be made within one week.  
  • The Parks Department verify interment rights on file to ensure the request can be approved.
Headstone Request:
  • Verify ownership or rights to said plot location by doing the following: Provide copy of Deed or Certificate of Ownership. (Email, fax or bring in office)
  • Fill out Cemetery Request Form and turn in to the Cemetery Office (Parks Dept.)
  • Park Ranger will flag the location prior to headstone placement. Parks does not currently install headstones.

Transfer or Sell of Plot:
  • Step 1: Verify ownership or rights to said plot location by doing the following: Provide copy of Deed or Certificate of Ownership, or provide Interment Right Form form to certify that person has authority to sell the plot. (Email, fax or bring in office)
  • Step 2: Complete the Notice of Transfer form and provide document to the Cemetery Office

Fee Schedule
Recording Fee for Certificate if Interment Rights 
or Deed Transfer
Grave Locating and Marking  $40.00
Expedited Grave Marking Fee (less than 4 days notice) $100.00
Grave - Full Size  $1,000.00
Single Cremains Grave  $250.00
Double Cremains Grave  $400.00
Quadruple Cremains Grave  $800.00

At this time Granite Hill Cemetery does not have any available graves for sale; however we are in the process of inventorying availability and may be opening some availability in the next year.

Are you interested in purchasing a grave in Granite Hill Cemetery?  Follow this link!

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