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Brief History of the District

The Orange County Cemetery District is an independent special district governed by an appointed Board of Trustees who serve four-year terms.

The three cemeteries owned and operated by the District are among the county's oldest and most established, with each having recorded burials prior to 1900.

Although privately owned in the beginning, the cemeteries were formed into separate independent districts in 1926.   In 1985 the districts were consolidated under one governing board to create the Orange County Cemetery District.

May contain: park, grass, outdoors, nature, plant, lawn, field, grove, land, woodland, vegetation, tree, and graveyard

Our boundaries, as confirmed by Orange County Local Area Formation Commission, encompass the entire county of Orange and include cemetery locations in Anaheim, Lake Forest and Santa Ana.  To compare the District's boundary to other public cemetery districts or special districts, please click here to access the California Special Districts Associations (CSDA) mapping website.

Orange County residents may purchase burial rights from an authorized representative of the District at the business office located on each of the cemetery grounds.  Please call the cemetery office where you would like to purchase space to schedule an appointment to meet with a Cemetery Manager.  Appointments are required in order to purchase space and schedule interments.