Why Choose WGC?
Lives are commemorated - deaths are recorded - families are reunited - memories are made tangible - and love is undisguised. This is a cemetery.
A cemetery is a history of people - a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering - always.
-- This is a Cemetery, Mary Lou Brannon
This quotation sums up the role that Walnut Grove plays in the town of Danvers and its surrounds. Since that day in May of 1843 when Henry Fowler led a group of townspeople to establish a new cemetery, Walnut Grove's mission has been to keep the community's heritage alive while honoring and providing sanctuary for its dearly departed. Here are some practical reasons you should choose Walnut Grove for yourself and your loved ones:
- Unlike many other cemeteries in town, Walnut Grove still has space available, with a nice selection of locations and vistas. We can accommodate individuals and even extended families who wish to have members close by.
- Our new Columbariums provide another option for those who prefer cremation, and they are the only such memorials in town.
- The grounds are beautiful and well-kept, and the well-planned landscape and varied terrain invite the living to enjoy the natural beauty while pausing to remember those who have passed on.
- Sound financial management ensures that the property will be cared for and maintained in perpetuity.
Finally, as John Wesley Hanson describes Walnut Grove in his book, History of the Town of Danvers, from Its Early Settlement to the Year 1848:
It is a beautiful retreat adorned with those rural and artificial attractions which the genius of a better age, and more pleasant views of Death have thrown around the Home of the Departed. The owners have, in addition to the Walnut, Beech and other trees and shrubs of native growth, planted a great variety of exotic flowers and shrubbery, and thus rendered the grave as it should be esteemed, "the very gate of Heaven."