Pine Hill Cemetery

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Harris Center

425 Perry St



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Pine Hill Cemetery is located at 303 Armstrong St. It was established in 1837 and is the oldest cemetery in Auburn. Judge John J. Harper, Auburn’s founder, donated almost 6 acres to the new town to be used as a community burying ground for white settlers and their slaves. The original part of the cemetery lies to the north and contains the oldest marked grave – 1838. Early cemetery records are non-existent, as the first survey was conducted in the 1950's when over 1,100 marked graves were cataloged. Of this number, only one black grave is identified. A cross section of Auburn citizens are buried here, including University presidents and slaves. Pine Hill was placed on the Alabama Register in 1978. Today, it is owned and maintained by the City of Auburn. Pine Hill Cemetery is open for visitation from sunrise to sundown.

Ground burial lots are no longer available for sale. To purchase a cremation lot or schedule a grave opening and closing, please contact the Cemetery Property Manager Robert Heath at 334-501-2937 or email The City of Auburn requires a minimum of 24 hours notice for ground and cremation burials.

Pine Hill Cemetery Lot Information

  • Columbarium Units A-D
    • Resident $2000* Cost includes the memorial inscription laser engraved on the front.
    • Columbarium niches accommodate two cremains.

*Fees listed are for current City of Auburn residents. Non-resident fees are double.

Do you enjoy exploring history? The Pine Hill Cemetery walking tour allows you to visit over 30 historic graves.  Learn about the historic people buried in Pine Hill Cemetery.  The tour can be virtual or on site at the cemetery.  Visit Pine Hill Virtual Tour to take the virtual tour.