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Montrose Cemetery

Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs)

How do I post a funeral notice on the Bulletin Board at the Montrose Post Office?

The Montrose Garden Club has maintained a Community Bulletin Board at the entrance to the Post Office since 1946. When a death occurs in a Montrose family and/or a funeral is scheduled for Montrose Cemetery, a notice is posted on the board and all other notices are removed until after the funeral.

If you have a notice to be considered for posting, you should leave a message on the Information Line at (251) 990-2727. Please give all available details or whom to contact for more information. Your message will be relayed to the appropriate committee person.

Please state:

  • full name of deceased
  • age (if known)
  • date of death
  • date, time, and place of visitation (if any)
  • date, time, and place of funeral services
  • date, time, and place or burial
  • any special instructions regarding flowers or donations

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What are the hours of operation?

The Montrose Cemetery is open to the public seven days a week, from 7:00 a.m. to sunset. The gates are closed at night.

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Where is the cemetery?

The street address is 7370 Sibley Street, Montrose. The cemetery is located at the southeast corner of U.S. Highway 98 and Sibley Street. Click here for a map.

The mailing address for correspondence is:

Montrose Cemetery Association
P.O. Box 98
Montrose, AL 36559

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How to I arrange for the surveyor to stake out a gravesite?

You must already have a family plot allocated to you before you can arrange for a burial. See "who is eligible for burial in the cemetery" for further information.

If you have previously made arrangements for a family plot with one or more spaces still unused, then you or your funeral director should contact the surveyor, at Moore Surveying, 555 North Section Street, Fairhope, AL at 251-990-8200 to select and stake out the grave site.

If you need to make contact on the weekend or after office hours, leave a message on the Information Line at (251) 990-2727 and it will be automatically relayed to the appropriate person.

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Who is eligible for burial in the cemetery?

Under the terms of the deed from Cyrus Sibley to the Trustees of the Montrose Cemetery Association, and subsequent rules enacted by the Trustees, the following restrictions are currently in effect:

Burial in the Montrose Cemetery is restricted to residents of Montrose and their families. Those eligible may pay a fee at prevailing rates to secure "allocation" of grave spaces. Note that the grave spaces are allocated, not purchased. Once allocated the residency requirement is moot.

Residents of Montrose is defined as those holding property in "Montrose," currently defined as the existing boundaries of Planning and Zoning District 16 of Baldwin County. Residents living on parcels formerly within the boundaries of Montrose but which were annexed into Fairhope are eligible as long as they are still living at the same address. New owners of such property are not eligible.

For more information you may contact any member of the Board of Trustees.

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Who are the Trustees of the Montrose Cemetery Association?

Currently serving as the Board of Trustees are:

  • Mike Quinn - Chairman
  • Glenn Boom
  • Fred Bostrom
  • Ack Moore, Sr.
  • Steve Moore
  • Carlton Niemeyer
  • Dick Scott
  • Diane Thomas

The Trustees serve without pay.

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How can I contribute to the upkeep fund?

The Montrose Cemetery is a 501-C eligible non-profit organization, and your contributions will be receipted for your income tax purposes. Our Tax ID Number is 63-0833670.

The operation of the cemetery is funded through voluntary contributions. Expenses include a grounds maintenance program year round, and repairs fences and equipment as necessary. Contributions are welcome at any time. You mail your contribution to:

Montrose Cemetery Association
P.O. Box 98
Montrose, AL 36559

We conduct an annual mailing to those on our mailing list such as family of those buried and other individuals who wish to assist in this area of ongoing need. Please include information as to how we may contact you if you want information about setting up a plan for future contribution through provisions of your will.

A "community work day" is usually held each fall to take care of plantings and landscape needs. In addition, The Montrose Garden Club sponsors several flowerbeds and other beautification projects within the Cemetery.

This is not a "perpetual care" facility and each family is responsible for care of their own family plot. Certain regulations apply such as not leaving glass containers, etc.

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How can I locate a specific grave of someone buried in the cemetery?

The cemetery is laid out in major sections A through J. Each section is then divided into numbered blocks . . . etc.

A map of the layout is available from the Engineering office or may be viewed on the porch of the Cottage.

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