Elmwood Cemetery is a historic cemetery property with a history dating back to early 1900s. The property has long served the needs of Birmingham, Alabama residents as well as surrounding community inhabitants. Today, Elmwood Cemetery and mausoleum is a proud member of the Dignity Memorial family network of cemeteries and burial service providers, one of the largest in North America. The cemetery property is home to a large number of Civil War veterans, as well as civil rights leaders, politicians, and area founders.
Because of its age, the cemetery property offers a glimpse into burial traditions and attitudes of past decades. The property is widely decorated with upright monuments, tombstones, and some of the oldest grave markers in the area. Located in Jefferson County, Elmwood Cemetery serves as a final resting place from any of America's most noted historical figures, including Paul "Bear" Bryant, college football coach and Pattie Jacobs, noted suffragette and women's rights role model.
The property offers a variety of burial options for grieving family members and loved ones, from private family estates and tombs to traditional ground burials. Staff at Elmwood Cemetery have taken extreme pride in dedicating compassionate and caring services to area residents for generations.
Encompassing just over 400 acres, Elmwood Cemetery is nevertheless accessible and traversable by car and foot traffic. Carefully arranged into sections, visitors may easily find burial plots that allow seclusion for private and tranquil memorialization, surrounded by decades old trees, beautiful floral and shrubbery arrangements, well groomed lawns and other landscaping focal points.
Located slightly southwest of downtown Birmingham, Elmwood Cemetery may be accessed off of Interstate 65 with a turnoff on either Green Springs Avenue South or 6th Avenue SW to Martin Luther King Junior Drive. Surrounded by parks and rural bedroom communities, Elmwood Cemetery offers a peaceful and tranquil site for families and friends to honor and memorialize their loved ones.