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The Washington Cemetery was established in 1853 and remains the largest not-for-profit–traditional–all faiths Cemetery in Washington County.

We offer a wide selection of ground burial lots for traditional burial or the burial of cremated remains that can accommodate your personal preference for a traditional upright monument or flat grass marker.

The Cemetery also offers mausoleums for those whose preference is above ground entombment or mausoleum niche entombment for cremated remains.

The Washington Cemetery has over 100 years of land space reserved for future use thereby guaranteeing space amongst their ancestors for generations to come.

HOURS

Cemetery Office: Monday thru Friday, 9 AM until 4 PM.
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, & all major Holidays.

The Cemetery grounds and Mausoleums are open for visitation sun-up until sun-down daily -- year round.

HISTORY
Mrs. Sarah Foster Hanna - Washington Cemetery History

In the summer of 1852, Mrs. Sarah Foster Hanna (pictured), President of the Washington Female Seminary, took it upon herself to lead an effort to establish a new Cemetery in the Washington, Pennsylvania region.  Encouraging the local townspeople that a proper final resting place was crucial, she organized the purchase of property for a new site.

Easy access from town and country, the elevated land selected for the Cemetery had a spectacular scenic view overlooking the beautiful town of Washington, Pennsylvania.  A Board of Managers was organized for the newly established Washington Cemetery Company on March 3, 1853.

More than 160 years later, the beautifully-maintained Washington Cemetery has become a sanctuary for local wildlife as well as a peaceful final resting place for generations of families, friends, and neighbors.

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