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

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The average burial plot cost in Tennessee is $3,659. This is based on an analysis of 797 cemeteries in the state. In our analysis, we’ve seen costs go as high as $8,500 and as low as $475. Tennessee’s typical burial costs are just 2% above 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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Cities with the most affordable cemetery burial plot costs in Tennessee

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Portland, TN$475-87%
Smyrna, TN$667-82%
Newport, TN$1,000-73%
Springfield, TN$1,100-70%
Blountville, TN$1,300-64%
Rogersville, TN$1,400-62%
Powell, TN$1,600-56%
Oak Ridge, TN$1,913-48%
Columbia, TN$1,995-45%
Memphis , TN$2,500-32%

Cities with the most expensive cemetery burial plot costs in Tennessee

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Clarksville, TN$8,500132%
Ellendale, TN$8,000119%
Kingsport, TN$8,000119%
Hixson, TN$5,35446%
Old Hickory, TN$5,07839%
Memphis, TN$4,99236%
Hermitage, TN$4,79231%
Goodlettsville, TN$4,73229%
Knoxville, TN$4,31418%
Nashville, TN$4,25116%

Tennessee: Average cemetery burial plot cost by city

CityAverage burial plot costDifference from State Average
Alcoa, TN$3,615-1%
Bartlett, TN$3,8646%
Berry Hill, TN$4,0009%
Blountville, TN$1,300-64%
Bristol, TN$3,200-13%
Chattanooga, TN$3,375-8%
Clarksville, TN$8,500132%
Columbia, TN$1,995-45%
Ellendale, TN$8,000119%
Franklin, TN$3,8676%
Goodlettsville, TN$4,73229%
Hendersonville, TN$3,7502%
Hermitage, TN$4,79231%
Hixson, TN$5,35446%
Jackson, TN$4,0009%
Kingsport, TN$8,000119%
Knoxville, TN$4,31418%
Madison, TN$4,0009%
Maryville, TN$3,242-11%
Memphis , TN$2,500-32%
Memphis, TN$4,99236%
Murfreesboro, TN$4,06911%
Nashville, TN$4,25116%
Newport, TN$1,000-73%
Oak Ridge, TN$1,913-48%
Old Hickory, TN$5,07839%
Pigeon Forge, TN$3,600-2%
Portland, TN$475-87%
Powell, TN$1,600-56%
Rogersville, TN$1,400-62%
Smyrna, TN$667-82%
Springfield, TN$1,100-70%
Webster, TN$4,20015%

Tennessee: 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 5 such cemeteries in Tennessee. 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
Chattanooga National CemeteryOpen1200 Bailey Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37404Phone: 423-855-6590
Knoxville National CemeteryCremation Only939 Tyson St. NW Knoxville, TN 37917Phone: 423-855-6590
Memphis National CemeteryCremation Only3568 Townes Ave. Memphis, TN 38122Phone: 901-386-8311
Mountain Home National CemeteryOpen215 Heroes Drive Mountain Home, TN 37684Phone: 423-979-3535
Nashville National CemeteryCremation Only1420 Gallatin Rd. S Madison, TN 37115Phone: 615-860-0086

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
Tennessee Department of Veterans Services312 Rosa L. Parks AvenueNashville, TN 37243Courtney Rogers, Commissioner Phone: 615-741-2345 Email: [email protected]
East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery – Lyons View Pike5901 Lyons View Pike Knoxville, TN 37919Michael (Kevin) Knowles, Director Phone: 865-577-3228 Email: [email protected]
East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery – Gov. John Sevier Hwy.2200 East Governor John Sevier Hwy Knoxville, TN 37920Michael (Kevin) Knowles, Director Phone: 865-577-3228 Email: [email protected]
Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery7931 McCrory Lane Nashville, TN 37221Robert Million, Director Phone: 615-532-2643Email: [email protected]
Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads693 Wildersville Rd. Parkers Crossroads, TN 38388Eddie P. Long, Director Phone: 731-967-4127
West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery4000 Forest Hill-Irene Road Memphis, TN 38125James Lindsey, Director Phone: 901-543-7005 Email: [email protected]