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Pittsburgh Cemetery Burial Plots for Sale

Learn How and Where to Buy Burial Plots, Cemetery Plots, Gravesites, Cemetery Spaces, Mausoleum and Columbarium Cremation Niches Located in Pittsburgh Cemeteries That Are For Sale

If you are looking for burial plots for sale in Pittsburgh, you have come to the right place. If you have not chosen a specific cemetery in Southwestern PA where the burial plot will be located, Rome Monument can give you some good advice. We know the best cemeteries in Pittsburgh - it is our business.

The information located in the "Cemetery Info" section of the Rome Monument should provide you with excellent information to help you buy a grave or gravesite in a cemetery or memorial park in one of the following Pennsylvania counties; Allegheny County, Mercer County, Armstrong County, Beaver County, Butler County, Fayette County, Greene County, Lawrence County, Washington County, Venango County, Clarion County, Crawford County and Westmoreland County.

Who Sells Burial Plots in Pittsburgh and Where You Can Buy Cemetery Lots or Spaces?

Types of Burial Plots for Sale in Pittsburgh

  • In the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, the four most common types of burial plots are single plots, double or companion plots, family or estate plots and plots for cremated remains.
  • Individual or single plots are the most common type of plot purchased by families who live in Pittsburgh. The remains of one person are buried in these plots in a casket of vault.
  • Double plots are sold together and are usually purchased for or by a married couple or "life partners". Cemeteries also get requests for companion plots for same sex couples and while most deny these requests, attitidues are changing.
  • Family or estate plots are areas in a cemetry sold to a family. Rome Monuments designs and manufactures estate memorials which often take the form of a large headstone engraved with the family name which marks the area of the graves or burial plots. In some cases individual monuments are used to mark the specific graves and in other cases, as each family member is buried, the name and dates are engraved on the large estate memorial.  
  • Some cemeteries such as the Saint John Vianney Parish Cemetery in Pittsburgh require that people who purchase a grave are Catholic, although Non-Catholics are allowed to be interred in their cemetery if the grave owner is a Catholic. The New Light Congregation in Pittsburgh operates the New Light Cemetery in Shaler Township. Their congregants receive a 20% discount on grave sites after a two year membership.

Cemetery Grave or Burial Plot Sizes in Pittsburgh:

  • A standard grave is about 8 feet long and 2 1/2 feet wide.
  • This sizes provides room for an upright monument or flat grave marker.
  • Some burial plots may be up to 9 feet long or 4 fee wide to accommodate a person of larger size.
  • Most cemeteries use standard sizes for single and double plots.

Moving Forward With Your Purchase of a Burial Plot in a Pittsburgh Cemetery

Start by calling Rome Monument at 724-770-0100 to get our recommendations for the cemetery that best suits your needs or for advice on purchasing a burial plot in a specific memorial park.  We also highly recommend that you read the article titled "Final arrangements: Cemeteries must compete for customers."

To get information about purchasing a burial plot or a gravesite in one of Pittsburgh's most historic and popular cemeteries, click on the links below.

If you are interested in buying grave space in a Catholic cemetery in Pittsburgh, The Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Diocese of Pittsburgh sells monument and lawn level graves in the following cemeteries.

  • All Saints, Pittsburgh PA
  • Calvary, Pittsburgh PA
  • Christ Our Redeemer, ittsburgh PA
  • Good Shepherd, Monroeville PA
  • Holy Savior, Gibsonia PA
  • Holy Souls, Coraopolis PA
  • Mt. Carmel, Verona PA
  • Our Lady of Hope, Tarentum PA
  • Queen of Heaven, McMurray PA
  • Resurrection, Moon Township PA
  • Sacred Heart, Monongahela PA
  • St. Mary, Pittsburgh PA
  • St. Joseph, North Versailles PA
  • St. Stanislaus, Pittsburgh PA

Click here to learn how to purchase a burial plot from the Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Find Private Individual Plot Owners Selling Burial Plots on "Buy and Sell" and Exchange Websites

In 2015, the average price for cemetery spaces or individual burial plots sold by private individuals and plot owners (not cemeteries) ranged from $750.00 to $1,500.00.  If you purchase a grave from a private owner you can expect to pay somewhere in the range of $800.00 to $1,200.00.

  • The Cemetery Exchange: Where a few people from Pittsburgh buy and sell cemetery property.
  • The Final Arrangements Network: A source of information on buying graves, lawn crypts, burial lots and cemetery space in Pittsburgh from private owners.
  • A website where people in Allegheny County buy and sell cemetery lots, burial plots, crypts in Mausoleums and cemetery plots with one or more spaces in Pittsburgh cemeteries.
  • eBay: Cemetery Plots for Sale in Pennyslvania
  • Cemetery lots, cemetery plots and mausoleum crypts for sale by owner.

How to Purchase a Cemetery Lot or Burial Plot in Pittsburgh (More Info >)

  • Learn how and where to purchase a cemetery lot or burial plot for traditional ground burials or cremation burials in a cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Understand the basics of purchasing the following; burial lots, graves, gravesites, burial spaces, columbarium niches, burial space, grave space, grave plots, family plots, cemetery lots, vaults, mausoleums or mausoleum niches, crypts and cemetery property.
  • Learn about the different aspects of purchasing burial space for cremated remains (cremains) in Pittsburgh cemeteries and memorial parks.
  • Learn about different types of burial plots for sale in Pittsburgh including single plots, companion plots, family or estate plots and plots for cremated remains.
  • To request assistance with buying a burial plot or cemetery space in Pittsburgh cemetery, call 724-770-0100 or click here to talk with a Pittsburgh Cemetery Planning Advisor.
  • Rome Monument serves the residents of many communities in the Pittsgurg region including Penn Hills, Mt. Lebanon, Bethel Park, Monroeville, Plum, Allison Park, West Mifflin, Baldwin, McKeesport, Wilkinsburg, Whitehall, Franklin Park, Munhall, Carnot-Moon, Jefferson Hills, Brentwood, Swissvale, Glenshaw and Dormont.

Prices to Purchase Burial Plots in Cemeteries in Pittsburgh (More Info >)

  • Prices to purchase burial plots and gravesites in cemeteries in Pittsburgh, PA typically range from $500 to $3,000 per space. Get more information.
  • Find private individual plot owners selling burial plots on "Buy and Sell" and Exchange websites.
  • Cemeteries also charge fees for "opening and closing" the grave, "perpetual care" and foundations for monuments. In situations where Rome Monument is not installing the memorial, monument or grave marker, cemeteries may charge an installation fee.
  • If you would like more specific information about prices for burial plots in Pittsburgh cemeteries or memorial parks, call Rome Monument at 724-770-0100 or click here to contact a Pittsburgh Cemetery Planning Advisor.

Payment Types Used To Purchase Burial Plots or Cemetery Space in Pittsburgh

Most cemeteries in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area accept the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • Personal Check
  • Money Order
  • Cashier's Check
  • Debit Cards
  • Credit Cards Such as MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express
  • PayPal (Rarely Accepted)

Private individuals or cemetery plot owners generally only accept cash, checks, money orders and cashier's checks as payment for burial plots and cemetery lots.

Burial and Cremation Laws in Pennsylvania

  • Pennsylvania has laws that affect what happens to a body of someone who dies.
  • It is important to understand the state guidelines for burial or cremation, procedures for scattering ashes and how to get a death certificate.
  • If you are curious about about where bodies can legally be buried in Pittsburgh, click here.
  • If you want to find out where your family can store cremains or where the cremated remains can be scattered, click here.
  • To get more information on Pennsylvania laws regarding burial practices and cemeteries, click here.

Basics of Purchasing Burial Space for Cremated Remains (Cremains)

  • In the United States in 2015, the rate of cremation exceeds the rate of traditional ground burials as the method of disposition of human remains.
  • In Southwestern Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh, families and individuals are choosing cremation, more frequently, as an alternative to traditional ground burials of the body of the deceased.
  • Cremated human remains, also known as cremains, are interred in the ground in graveyards or they are placed in columbarium niche.
  • Pittsburgh area cemeteries are now offering cremation options such as scattering gardens, columbariums with cremation niches.
  • Cremated human remains, as so referred to as cremains, may be interred in the ground or placed in a niche in a columbarium or mausoleum.
  • Full size burial plots are normally more expensive than small cremation niches or ground burial space for cremation.
  • The Homewood Cemetery in Pittsburgh offers an above ground, indoor niche for cremated remains in their Quiet Reflections chapel mausoleum.
  • Numerous cemeteries and memorial parks in Pittsburgh sell burial plots in their "Urn Gardens". If you are considering burying a loved one's cremated remains, talk to a Certified Cremation Arranger at Rome Monument to discuss your options by calling 724-770-0100 or by clicking here.
  • The historic Union Dale Cemetery has numerous sites for cremation placements including a Memorial Walk, a Cremation Garden, Private Columbarium Grave Space, a Columbarium and graves for cremation.
  • Burial plots in urn gardens in cemeteries in Southwestern PA normally are much smaller than full-size plots and accordingly, are priced much lower.  Some cemeteries will require that a small outer burial container for the urn be purchased. The Allegheny Cemetery has a beautiful lawn garden for cremated remains.  The Homewood Cemetery has a cremation garden in one area that features a manicured, formal-garden-like expanse of green which has been set aside for the in-ground burial and memorialization of cremated remains.
  • Rome Monument designs and sells a wide variety of cremation memorials such as cremation urns, granite memorial benches, boulder monuments, flat grave markers and upright monuments.

How to Purchase a Burial Plot for a Grave for a Pet in Pittsburgh:

  • While most families in Pittsburgh bury their companion animals such as dogs and cats on their own property, usually in their backyard, more and more cemeteries in Pittsburgh are offering burial options for both humans and pets.
  • One example is the Jefferson Memorial Cemetery which offers pet owners the opportunity to purchase a single burial plot for their pet or they can purchase property within the Garden of Faithful Friends so that they can be buried near their pet. Prices for burying a pet in its own plot start at $350 and go up to over $1,000.00 depending on the animal’s size.
  • Both pets and humans must be buried in caskets or alternative containers.
  • Hillcrest Memorial Park in Hermitage, Pa., which is about 70 miles north of Pittsburgh has a section in the cemetery that permits the burial of pets and humans together.
  • Peaceful Pastures Pet Cemetery, which is owned and operated by Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes, is located next to the Beinhauer’s human cemetery, Woodruff Memorial Park which is located about 12 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.
  • Rome Monument sells pet memorials which are appropriate for pet cemeteries in Pittsburgh.

How To Order a Monument or Marker for a Pittsburgh Cemetery (More Info >)

  • The most efficient method of ordering a monument for a Pittsburgh cemetery is to schedule a design meeting at one of our showrooms.
  • Learn how to order and purchase a monument or grave marker for your family that will be installed in a cemetery or memorial park in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • We supply families, cemeteries and funeral homes with custom designed cemetery monuments and memorials in the following Pennsylvania counties; Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver County, Butler County, Fayette County, Greene County, Lawrence County, Washington County and Westmoreland County.
  • If you or your family is interested in buying a monument that will be installed in a cemetery in Pittsburgh, Rome Monument is your best choice.
  • To place a purchase order for a monument, headstone, gravestone or memorial that will be installed in a cemetery or memorial park in Pittsburgh, call Rome Monument at 724-770-0100 or review the information listed here.