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The City of Fort Lauderdale was incorporated as a City in 1917 and obtained its first official cemetery shortly thereafter. The City has four cemeteries within the City limits. These properties play an important part in preserving the history of our City, as well as serving current and future residents.

Evergreen CemeteryEvergreen Cemetery

Historic Evergreen Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Broward County and is  located on S.E. 10th Avenue in the Rio Vista area of Fort Lauderdale. Mr. and Mrs. Ed T. King, a pioneer family in Fort Lauderdale, established Evergreen Cemetery around 1910 or 1911. The cemetery was platted by Mrs. King from a portion of some 90 acres owned by the King family, who settled in Fort Lauderdale in 1895. The City purchased Evergreen Cemetery for $2,000 on June 19, 1917. The City continued to purchase parcels through 1938, which brought the total cemetery acreage to 11 acres.

Today, Evergreen Cemetery is the resting place of Fort Lauderdale's pioneering families and is one of the most-admired locations because of its heritage. The cemetery is set on Cliff Lake and the grounds are filled with lush trees that provide a serene setting amongst the historic monuments and markers. The cemetery currently has plots available and sites for private family mausoleums.

Evergreen Cemetery
1300 S.E. 10th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
954-745-2140

 

Lauderdale Memorial Park CemeteryLauderdale Memorial Cemetery

In 1945, the City of Fort Lauderdale purchased 56 acres to create Lauderdale Memorial Park Cemetery. It opened two years later on State Road 84 in the southwest part of the City. This park offers a multitude of options: full burials, a cremation garden, mausoleums, cremain niches, and private family mausoleums. The property has a veterans' garden with a monument to honor all veterans that served our country. Annually, the cemetery is host to one of the areas largest Memorial Day events honoring veterans.

Lauderdale Memorial Park Cemetery
2001 S.W. 4th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
954-745-2140

 

Sunset Memorial Gardens CemeterySunset Memorial Cemetery

In 1959, the City purchased land on the western boundary of the City and in 1961 opened Sunset Memorial Gardens on the corner of N.W. 31st Avenue and N.W. 19th Street. This cemetery consists of 30 acres. The cemetery offers full burials, a community mausoleum, and private estates.

Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
3201 N.W. 19th Street 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
954-745-2140

 

Woodlawn CemeteryWoodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery, located south of Sunrise Boulevard and east of I-95 at the corner of N.W. 19th Avenue and N.W. 9th Street, is a historical resting place of many pioneering African-American residents. Several people owned the property and records were kept by many people, so care of the site suffered. The cemetery began to deteriorate in the 1990's but the City of Fort Lauderdale wanted to retain this part of heritage and obtained the property. The City invested hundreds of thousands of dollars and made renovations and necessary improvements to bring the cemetery up to standards expected by the community. Currently, no burials are permitted in this cemetery since no records are available of the burials or plotting of how burials occurred. Markers and monuments are allowed.

Woodlawn Cemetery
1936 N.W. 9th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
954-745-2140

 

For More Information

A Cemetery Advisory Board of ten trustees appointed by the mayor and city commissioners is responsible for overseeing maintenance and operations, as well as the Perpetual Care Trust Fund. The City has a full-time liaison to oversee the contractor and agenda for the Cemetery Board of Trustees. The cemetery requires that all property sales, sales on monuments, markers, benches, pay into the Perpetual Care Trust Fund. For more information, please contact:

Municipal Cemeteries
2001 S.W. 4th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
954-745-2140