Cemetery burial plot cost in North Carolina: cheapest & most expensive options

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The average burial plot cost in North Carolina is $3,719. This is based on an analysis of 1,036 cemeteries in the state. In our analysis, we’ve seen costs go as high as $12,400 and as low as $800. North Carolinians pay close to the national average for grave plots.

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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Cities with the most affordable cemetery burial plot costs in North Carolina

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Hampstead, NC$800-78%
Williamston, NC$850-77%
Huntersville, NC$875-76%
Sanford, NC$950-74%
Moyock, NC$1,000-73%

Cities with the most expensive cemetery burial plot costs in North Carolina

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Rocky Mount, NC$12,400233%
Winston Salem, NC$7,622105%
Clayton, NC$7,00088%
Wilmington, NC$5,25141%
Clemmons, NC$4,90032%

North Carolina: Average cemetery burial plot cost by city

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Albemarle, NC$1,295-65%
Belmont, NC$4,20013%
Burlington, NC$4,38418%
Charlotte, NC$3,510-6%
Clayton, NC$7,00088%
Clemmons, NC$4,90032%
Durham, NC$3,049-18%
Fayetteville, NC$3,7882%
Forest City, NC$1,513-59%
Gastonia, NC$4,75828%
Goldsboro, NC$2,500-33%
Greensboro, NC$4,13511%
Hampstead, NC$800-78%
High Point, NC$4,0699%
Huntersville, NC$875-76%
Jacksonville, NC$4,50021%
Kinston, NC$2,832-24%
Lexington, NC$4,50021%
Matthews, NC$4,22314%
Monroe, NC$4,37518%
Mount Holly, NC$2,450-34%
Moyock, NC$1,000-73%
Pineville, NC$4,60824%
Raleigh, NC$4,70326%
Rocky Mount, NC$12,400233%
Sanford, NC$950-74%
Thomasville, NC$1,810-51%
Wake Forest, NC$2,433-35%
Williamston, NC$850-77%
Wilmington, NC$5,25141%
Winston Salem, NC$7,622105%

North Carolina: 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 4 such cemeteries in North Carolina. 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
New Bern National CemeteryClosed1711 National Avenue New Bern, NC 28560Phone: 252-637-2912
Raleigh National CemeteryClosed501 Rock Quarry Road Raleigh, NC 27610Phone: 252-637-2912
Salisbury National CemeteryOpen501 Statesville Boulevard Salisbury, NC 28144Phone: 704-636-2661
Wilmington National CemeteryClosed2011 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28403Phone: 910-815-4877

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

InstitutionAddressContact
Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery OfficeAlbemarle Building, Suite 1065325 N. Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC 27699-1315James Woodard, Facilities Manager, North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs Phone: 844-624-8387
Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery110 Montford Point Road Jacksonville, NC 28541Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1486 Jacksonville, NC 28541Judy Sanderson, Cemetery Superintendent Phone: 910-347-4550
Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery164 Longs Plant Farm Road Goldsboro, NC 27534William Johnson, Director Phone: 919-648-0510
Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery400 Murchison Rd. Spring Lake, NC 28390Mailing Address: P.O. Box 39Spring Lake, NC 28390Phone: 910-436-5630
Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery962 Old US 70 Highway Black Mountain, NC 28711James D. Whisnant, Jr., Cemetery Superintendent Phone: 828-669-0684