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Riverside Cemetery
Asheville, Buncome County, North Carolina

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Riverside Cemetery

GPS: 35.600370, -82.570931

53 Birch Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Published: July 15, 2016
Total records: 14,342

Riverside Cemetery is owned and maintained by City of Asheville.


Riverside Cemetery is located in the Montford Historic District, a short walk or drive from downtown. The cemetery features more than 87 acres of landscaped grounds. The cemetery averages approximately 75 services each year.

Riverside Cemetery was founded on August 4th, 1885 by the Asheville Cemetery Company. It was planned as a garden style cemetery which would serve as both a burial ground and public park. After almost 70 years of ownership, the Asheville Cemetery Company sold Riverside to the City of Asheville in 1952. The City made many improvements to the cemetery, including opening new sections for interments and paving over 3.5 miles of roads inside the cemetery gates. Riverside was named a Buncombe County Treasure Tree Preserve in 1997.

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Records published here were acquired from the City of Asheville on July 15, 2016.

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