Historical Paxtang Cemetery Association was established in 1898 on what used to be the Thomas Rutherford Farm on South Progress and Paxtang Aves. There are 33 + beautiful acres of rolling hills, gentle slopes and level lands. 12 of the acres are dedicated to Green Burial. The property is are surrounded by Capital Area Greenbelt. There have been over 11,300 interments in the cemetery over the last 120 years and room for another 12,000 in-ground burials.
Unique to Paxtang Cemetery is that the cemetery has been a family-owned and operated since 2006. We are local and part of the community. We are proud of our beautiful cemetery, with its perennial gardens located throughout and a breathtaking view of the hillside. We are also the only green burial certified cemetery in central Pennsylvania where with every burial takes part in restoration of our PA native forest.
Chapel Services are held in Paxtang Mausoleum, an architectural marvel of granite, marble and stained glass windows. Our new cremation garden is at the corner of Sharon St. and Paxtang Ave. Our Serenity Garden is graced with paved walkways, stone walls, beautiful landscaping, and benches. We offer more than seven different cremation interment options to fit a wide range of budgets. Our new Columbarium, also in Serenity Garden, is made of Vermillion Rose granite and holds 120 niches for urns. The Serenity Garden is also home to our new Ossuary and Ashes to Ashes Garden.
Paxtang Cemetery is blessed with beautiful and natural surroundings that are unlike any other cemetery in Central Pennsylvania. We have developed a 10-year plan to continue to enhance this beautiful park with yet more gardens and other projects to meet the diverse needs of our families. Come and visit and see what makes Paxtang Cemetery so different.
If you want to be buried in a garden surrounded by trees, bushes and perennials, you should look at our Gardens.
Why you don't want to put Aunt Betty under the rose bushes...
Though Aunt Betty always loved her rose bushes, what happens when the new owner who bought her house gets rid of the rose bushes and levels the land to put in a new patio? Where's Aunt Betty now? Public lands change too...
Paxtang Cemetery has well over 12,000 available lots on the premises. However, for those who are looking for something a little different, check out our Gardens, Green Burial Option and Cremation Garden and coming soon our new Mausoleum