There are four municipal cemeteries located in Bangor. Pinegrove,
Oakgrove, and Maplegrove Cemeteries are maintained and managed by the
Bangor Public Works Department. Mt. Hope Cemetery Corporation maintains
the City section of Mt. Hope Cemetery on a contractual basis.
Pinegrove Cemetery, located on Hammond Street Extension, is the largest
of the three cemeteries that city crews maintain. The northern section
of the cemetery, often referred to as the Old Section, was established
during the eighteen hundreds and, as time passed, newer sections were
constructed. Pinegrove Cemetery consists of 13 acres of well-maintained
lawns that serve as cemetery lots. Blue Spruce, Silver Maples and Crimson
King trees have been planted in specific locations throughout the cemetery
and add to its overall beauty. An abundance of two-grave lots are available
for sale in the north east corner of Pinegrove.
Oakgrove Cemetery is located on the Finson Road. This cemetery has
a unique design. The terrain varies from flat land that borders the
Finson road to a gradually rising hill that overlooks the Kenduskeag
Stream. Oakgrove cemetery was also constructed during the eighteen
hundreds with roads originally designed for horse and carriage. Oak
and Maple trees border this cemetery, and a mausoleum belonging to
the Merrill family is positioned towards its rear. The view from the
rear of the cemetery is spectacular during peak foliage. The view as
you look towards the east reveals the Kenduskeag Stream and colorful
Maplegrove Cemetery is the smallest of the three City maintained cemeteries.
Maplegrove, located at the intersection of the Pushaw and Church roads,
is a four acre site that was also developed during the eighteen hundreds.
This picturesque cemetery is a combination of flat lands and rounded
hills. Silver Maple trees border the eastern portion of the cemetery,
and an old fashioned New England church is located directly in front
The City Section of Mt. Hope is located on the north side of Mt. Hope
Avenue and also includes a portion of land south of Mt. Hope within
the Mt. Hope Cemetery fence. This 30-acre site began to take form in
1834, the same year that Bangor was incorporated. Development continued
during the Roosevelt Administration under the Works Progress Administration.
Today, this section of Mt. Hope Cemetery consists of approximately
4000 lots and is maintained by maintenance crews that work for the
Mt. Hope Cemetery Corporation.
The municipal cemeteries are a source of pride for those who maintain
them and the citizens of Bangor who have relatives buried in these
peaceful resting-places. Public Works crews and Mt. Hope Cemetery staff
are available to bury people during every month of the year and to
answer questions regarding the purchase of lots, genealogy, or rules
Please call Bangor Public Works at 992-4500 or Mt.
Hope Cemetery at 945-6589.