Land for the establishment of a cemetery for the citizens of Newcastle and surrounding areas was acquired in 2007.
The Newcastle Cemetery was opened for sales of spaces in December 2009. Roads were paved, and fences and an entry gate were built. The pavilion came a few years later.
Twenty acres were purchased on the northwest corner of South Main Street and Southwe1st 24th. The Cemetery has approximately 1570 spaces platted on a five-acre area. This is further divided into 4 Gardens.
Harmony Garden is the in the Northwest section, Faith Garden is in the Northeast section, Tranquility Garden is in the Southeast section and Serenity Garden is in the Southwest section. These Gardens are part of Phase One of the Cemetery Plan.
A Cemetery Board regularly meets to consider rules and regulations and ensure progress toward the Cemetery Plan.
If you are interested in purchasing spaces, you can call City Hall at 405-387-4427 or contact the Cemetery lot salesperson at 405-802-9243.