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Mesquite Cemetery

Plot Ownership & Burial
All existing plots are individually owned, except for the Paschall section. All burials are handled through private funeral homes, including the opening and closing of the grave. A concrete or metal vault is required around the casket.

Rules and Regulations

For the rules and regulations please click here.

Type of Fee Fee
Standard Burial Space $1,500
Baby Land Burial Space (25% of Standard Burial Space)
Burial Permit
Disinterment Permit
Monument Permit
Approval of Burial Space Resale Permit $25

For information on the purchase of spaces contact:
Park Superintendent / Cemetery Sexton at 972-216-8192.


The City of Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department took over the maintenance of the Mesquite Cemetery in 1985 and since 1995 the maintenance has been contracted out to private contractors.

Historical Significance

The remains of descendants of the Republic of Texas, along with the veterans of the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, and the Vietnam War are located in the cemetery.

The oldest marker in the Mesquite Cemetery is that of Britanna Sanifee Chapman, who was born in 1856, and died December 24, 1859.

Many of the prominent names in Mesquite are found in the Mesquite Cemetery. Some of the names are:
  • Ebrite
  • Galloway
  • Gross
  • Grubb
  • Hanby
  • Paschall
  • Rugel
The Mesquite cemetery consists of seven different sections. These sections are named:
  • East Side
  • Ebrite
  • Evergreen
  • Paschall
  • Restland
  • Rutherford
  • Toppel's
  • Recorded as a "Historic Texas Cemetery"
  • Status: Active
  • Size: 8.5 Acres

Mesquite Meander

Historic Mesquite, Inc. hosts an annual walking tour of Mesquite Cemetery, featuring theatrical performances, during the second weekend of October. Visit for more information, or email