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Public Cemeteries

The City of Perry is responsible for the perpetual care and maintenance of the Evergreen and Woodlawn Cemeteries. Cemeteries and their symbols guide us into the past and are the most valuable of historic resources. They are not just where the dead reside, nor are they static snapshots of older views and attitudes about death. They are a reminder of various settlement patterns, such as villages, rural communities, urban centers, and ghost towns. Cemeteries are dynamic, reflecting changing cultural institutions, social values, and regional ethnic identity. Cemeteries can reveal information about historic events, religion, lifestyles, and genealogy.

All cemeteries encode social and cultural values reflecting specific choices; therefore they provide insight into how people organized their social and physical landscape.

In an effort to enhance our community, the City of Perry has deployed a mapping application to view and search our cemetery database. By clicking on the image below, you will be navigated away from our website to the mapping application where you can search for names and lot identification numbers.


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