Forest Lawn West Cemetery is considered an historical landmark in Charlotte, North Carolina. Located in Mecklenburg County, Forest Lawn West Cemetery has been serving the needs of Charlotte and neighboring city residents since the mid-1930s. Residents of the Charlotte community treat the buildings and surrounding grounds of Forest Lawn West Cemetery as one of the focal points of their community - one that has served their needs for more than seven decades.
Sprawling over 100 acres, this historical and hallowed ground has served loved ones and honored the memories of individuals for generations past. In recent years, a funeral home was constructed on the cemetery grounds in order to increase services for families and their needs. Forest Lawn West Cemetery now offers a funeral home and cremation service that includes an in-house crematory, chapel, receiving rooms, hospitality rooms, and other facilities designed to meet the needs of a wide range of heritage and cultural traditions.
The grounds of Forest Lawn West Cemetery are well-maintained and kept, dotted with exquisite and pristine statuary throughout the grounds. Aboveground private estates, vaults, headstones and markers serve the needs of traditional families while crematory niches and services provide for the needs of others.
Surrounded by the lush growth of North Carolina woods and offering never-ending landscapes of green and colorful floral arrangements and shrubs, the grounds of Forest Lawn West Cemetery are well-kept and provide comfort, seclusion, and a peaceful environment in which grieving loved ones and family members may remember and reflect on the dearly departed.
Forest Lawn West Cemetery is located northwest of downtown Charlotte and may be accessed by traveling north or south on Interstate 77 or west and east on Interstate 85 with a turn off on Freedom Drive. The cemetery is located a short distance northeast of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport and the Charlotte Coliseum, and is also surrounded by a multitude of parks, waterways, and beautiful landscapes that have made Charlotte, North Carolina the ultimate destination for visitors wishing to experience true Southern grace and hospitality.