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Pine Grove Cemetery

Pine Grove Cemetery is township owned and located two miles west and one-half mile north of Auburn, on the northwest corner of Eleven Mile and North Union Roads. 

In 1868, the Williams Township Board of Health authorized a township burial ground and voted to purchase land for that purpose.  The cemetery was surveyed and platted in 1875 although burials had been made before that time.  Each "lot" had spaces for six burials and sold for $5.00. 

The cemetery contains seventy 19th century graves; the oldest is dated 1871. The center lot of the original plat is the "Soldiers' Mound", where Memorial Day services are held. 

Pine Grove cemetery was recognized as a historic site on October 12, 1990 and is listed in the Michigan State Register of Historic Sites by the Michigan Historical Commission. 

The township has a Pricing Policy and Rules and Regulations Policy that can be obtained in the Clerk's office. Pine Grove Cemetery Map

Pine Grove Cemetery Fees

Space Fees: Per Space
Resident Space Price (must reside in Williams Twp. or City of Auburn) $250
Non-Resident Space Price $1,000
Deed Transfer Fee $25
Concrete Monument Foundation Fee (must be paid in full before construction) $0.40 per square inch
Burial Fees: Weekday Saturday Sun/Holidays
Adult/child age 6+  $  550.00  $ 650.00 N/A
Infant- birth through age 5  $  200.00  $ 300.00 N/A
Cremations  $  150.00  $ 175.00 N/A
Cremains placed into above ground memorial  $  75.00  $  75.00 N/A
*N/A- Not available at Pine Grove Cemetery
Winter Burials Dec. 1 through March 31:  Additional $100 to above fee schedule

Williams Township supplies Veteran flag holders and flags on all Veteran spaces for Memorial Day and removes them after Veterans Day.

The Williams Township Department of Public Works acts as the sexton for the Pine Grove Cemetery.

For more information contact:
Jerry Putt, Clerk - Phone: (989) 662-4408, Ext. 15
Kathy Wackerle, Deputy Clerk - Phone:  (989) 662-4408, Ext. 16
Dan Doran, Sexton - email: ddoran@williamstwp.com

Historical Marker