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The Berkshire Cemetery is located on State Route 36-37 just east of Galena Road, across from the Bent Tree Golf Course. The cemetery is open 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset. It serves all persons and faiths with equal respect. For service or questions regarding purchasing a lot or holding a burial in the cemetery please contact Shawna Burkham, the Cemetery Sexton. She can be reached by cell at 614-369-2601 or at the township office at 740-965-2992, Ext. 207. You may also contact her by email at berkshire.shawna@gmail.com


Please refer to the documents to thr rightfor specific rate and rules information regarding the cemetery.

The Berkshire Cemetery is rich in history and heritage. Veterans and their families who are laid to rest in Berkshire Cemetery date all the way back to the Revolutionary War. More information regarding lists of veterans, including photos of headstones may be found on the Big Walnut Historical Society website.

We are having issues with decorations on grave sites

in the cemetery. Please take note of the requirements below. If there are items in violation, our staff may remove them for the safety of staff and visitors.



Individual Grave Site Decor - Please read

  • Glass containers or metal stakes, gravel or stone, fences, etc. are prohibited and will be removed.
  • The planting of any tree, shrub, rose bush or similar plant is prohibited.
  • Any decoration or flower planting must be placed within twelve inches (12”) of the face of the grave marker and may not extend past the sides or behind the marker.
  • Maintaining flowers planted or decorations within the twelve-inch area is the responsibility of the lot owner or family.
  • Artificial flowers will be removed by maintenance twice a year, April 1st and Nov. 1st, or if they become damaged, unsightly, or a danger to mowing and trimming.
  • Berkshire Township will use reasonable care in maintenance of the cemetery and grave sites. However, considering the vulnerability of the grave, lot markers, memorials as well as floral tributes, Berkshire Township disclaims any responsibility or liability for accidents or damage to such items resulting from the ordinary hazards of maintenance work.

For complete rules and regulations, please go to

www.BerkshireTwp.org

Please note: The cemetery is maintained for the use and benefit of the public, and the Rules and Regulations adopted for the care and conduct of Berkshire Cemetery have been adopted to give all Lot Owners equal rights

and protection therein.

All visitors are requested to observe the solemnity and sanctity of the cemetery and strictly observe the Rules and Regulations which have been established by the Trustees to preserve order and quiet at all times within the grounds.

History of the Berkshire Cemetery

Welcome to Berkshire Township, Delaware County, Ohio