Cemetery burial plot cost in Kentucky: cheapest & most expensive options

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The average burial plot cost in Kentucky is $3,105. This is based on an analysis of 301 cemeteries in the state. In our analysis, we’ve seen costs go as high as $8,069 and as low as $832. Kentucky burial plots are 13% less expensive than the national average.

Keep in mind that these costs will vary depending on your specific situation. Depending on the type of burial plot you purchase, how many, and in what zip code, these prices may vary significantly from the average.

When making burial arrangements, we recommend contacting at least a few cemeteries to get a price that is right for your family.

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Kentucky: Average cemetery burial plot cost by city

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Ashland, KY$1,300-58%
Covington, KY$2,875-7%
Erlanger, KY$3,3719%
Frankfort, KY$4,10032%
Henderson, KY$985-68%
Hopkinsville, KY$1,000-68%
Independence, KY$5,50077%
Lexington, KY$3,2505%
Louisville, KY$4,90358%
Mount Washington, KY$3,93127%
Nicholasville, KY$8,069160%
Owensboro, KY$1,250-60%
Paducah, KY$3,80022%
Radcliff, KY$832-73%
Somerset, KY$2,800-10%
Southgate, KY$1,200-61%
Taylor Mill, KY$3,62517%

Kentucky: VA national and state cemeteries with free burial plots

If you are a veteran, service member or eligible family member you may be eligible for a free burial at a national VA cemetery. There are 8 such cemeteries in Kentucky. Keep in mind these are not guaranteed to have any open spots. Please see below for contact information as well as burial plot availability.

CemeteryOpen plots?AddressPhone
Camp Nelson National CemeteryOpen6980 Danville Road Nicholasville, KY 40356Phone: 859-885-5727
Cave Hill National CemeteryClosed701 Baxter Avenue Louisville, KY 40204Phone: 502-893-3852
Danville National CemeteryClosed277 North First Street Danville, KY 40422Phone: 859-885-5727
Lebanon National CemeteryOpen20 Hwy 208 Lebanon, KY 40033Phone: 270-692-3390
Lexington National CemeteryClosed833 West Main Street Lexington, KY 40508Phone: 859-885-5727
Mill Springs National CemeteryOpen9044 West Highway 80 Nancy, KY 42544Phone: 859-885-5727
Zachary Taylor National CemeteryClosed4701 Brownsboro Road Louisville, KY 40207Phone: 502-893-3852
Evergreen Cemetery Soldiers’ LotClosed25 South Alexandria Pike Southgate, KY 41071Phone: 859-885-5727

State VA cemeteries have similar free burial options as well, though these come with residency requirements. Contact your local VA office to learn more.

InstitutionAddressContactVA Funded?
Kentucky Veterans Cemeteries1111B Louisville Rd Frankfort, KY 40601Al Duncan, Cemeteries Branch Manager, Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Phone: 502-564-9203N/A
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central2501 North Dixie Boulevard Radcliff, KY 40160Charles Heater, Cemetery Director Phone: 270-351-5115YES
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-North205 Eibeck Lane Williamstown, KY 41097Mailing Address: P.O. Box 467Al Duncan, Cemetery Director Phone: 859-823-0720YES
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Northeast100 Veterans Memorial Drive Grayson, KY 41143Frank Kees, Cemetery Director Phone: 606-929-5354YES
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-South East1280 KY Hwy 118(Tim Couch Pass Hyden, KY 41749Vaughda Wooten, Director Phone: 606-672-2168YES
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West5817 Fort Campbell Boulevard Hopkinsville, KY 42240Richard Stanley, Cemetery Director Phone: 270-889-6106YES