Parsons Cemetery is today both operational and historic. It is an urban green space, an outdoor museum, and in the words of architectural historian, Keith Eggener, urban cemeteries “are where life meets death, nature meets city, and present meets past.”
Parsons Cemetery offers a variety of services to meet your needs at competitive rates. Additionally, we are constantly adding new services as we are able to do so. Should you have any questions about a service, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Burial and placement services are performed by our experienced staff and local death care partners.All Services
Permanent memorialization for cremated remains is offered with in-ground burial, above-ground columbarium placement, or above-ground placement along the lakeside memorial walkway.All Services
In addition to being an active cemetery, Parsons Cemetery is also a historic site. Many of Salisbury’s early leaders are interred in Parsons Cemetery. The Parsons Cemetery Committee works hard to provide historic information for our patrons and we offer a variety of self-guided tours.
Parsons Cemetery takes great pride in working with the local community. Each December we host Wreaths Across America where we honor the 1,300+ veterans interred in Parsons. We also work with local organizations like Salisbury University, 4-H, and the Boy Scouts to keep the cemetery clean and the older markers maintained.
Parsons is grateful for the number of hours volunteered by the members of our local community.