Oak Hill Cemetery

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“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank you for considering Oak Hill for your loved one. We are pleased to offer this restful property for the Atchison community. Oak Hill Cemetery is proudly owned and managed by the City of Atchison.

Visiting Hours

Oak Hill’s gates are open for visitors 7 days a week, 8am to dusk. Please show respect by keeping this an alcohol-free/tobacco-free facility.

Pre-need Planning

Pre-need Planning eliminates confusion, uncertainty as well as additional stress and expense for families experiencing the loss of a loved one.  Pre-need Planning is a sensible way for families to make important decisions together in an unhurried and thoughtful manner.  We offer a variety of reasonably priced plot locations from which to choose. For specific information on Pre-need Planning, contact our customer service specialists at 913-367-5500.

Property Sales

The City of Atchison has property available for purchase in Oak Hill Cemetery.  For information on Property Sales, call our customer service specialists at 913-367-5500.

Monuments and raised headstones are permitted in any area of Oak Hill. Monuments must be made of marble, granite, or cast bronze.  The City does not sell monuments; however, families can make arrangements with a private provider if they wish to purchase and set a headstone or monument for a gravesite.

Graveside Services

The City of Atchison works with all funeral homes to make the necessary arrangements for families during their time of loss. No interments are held on Sundays or on any City-observed holidays.

To coordinate an interment and graveside service, contact our customer service specialists at 913-367-5500.

Gravesite Decorations

Oak Hill and the City of Atchison are not be responsible for any objects, mementos, or other memorabilia placed on, near, or affixed to a memorial or grave space.

Although the grounds are devoted to the burial of the deceased, it has been our disheartening experience that some members of the public do not respect the sanctity of the site. It is generally best to place only those objects that are replaceable or can be lost, stolen, or damaged without further stress to the family.

The placement of glass objects on or near grave spaces is strictly prohibited.


The City of Atchison performs routine maintenance and beautification of the grounds. Any item placed or affixed, and not of a permanent nature, may be removed and discarded by personnel in the interest of uniform and safe maintenance of the property.

We respectfully reserve the right to remove holders such as clay or plastic pots, wire, frames, and the like, containing flowers or other decorations as soon as the flowers fade or wither.

Living Memorials

The City may approve and supervise the planting of long-lived hardwood trees at Oak Hill. Trees or other plants planted without approval may be removed.

Although we take pride in caring for the grounds, the City is not responsible for the survival of the memorial tree. Family and loved ones are welcome to care for the living memorial if they so choose.


Oak Hill is dedicated as a final sanctuary for humans only. We encourage you to contact a cemetery facility that caters to pets to make the appropriate accommodations.

On-leash surviving pets are permitted to visit the grounds. Please be responsible and pick up after them.


If you have any questions regarding this location, please contact City Hall at 913-367-5500.