Riverside Cemetery was established in 1887 as a private cemetery located above the Ocmulgee River and has operated as a not-for-profit entity since the 1940’s. The cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the final resting place for more than 18,000 people representing many ages, faiths, races, and national creeds. Many Civil War veterans from both sides are interred here on the more than 125 acres of beautifully landscaped property. Historically significant and beautifully maintained in all seasons, the cemetery continues to add new sections, making it a perfect choice as a final resting place for Macon families and others.

Take Your Place in History

Generations of families have selected Riverside Cemetery as the place of perpetual rest and memorialization for their loved ones. That legacy continues today as more and more people realize Riverside is still an active and open cemetery for funeral arrangements and future planning.

Whether looking ahead to the future, or in the event of immediate need, we are at your service to tour the grounds and share Riverside Cemetery’s burial, cremation and memorial options with you and your loved ones. From shady cremation gardens to terraced individual burial sites, elegant family estate lots and the upcoming new memorial overlook along the cemetery’s beautiful Ocmulgee Heritage Trail, we believe you’ll see why Riverside remains the area’s premier cemetery choice for personal options, prime location and competitive pricing.

Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM; after hours & weekends by appointment.

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