Forest City Cemetery

Though owned and operated by the City of Portland, this cemetery actually lies within the City of South Portland.

Cemetery Timeline

  • July 2, 1858 - The first land parcel of the present cemetery was purchased.
  • August 1858 - The first lot was sold.
  • November 12, 1858 - The present name of Forest City Cemetery was given.

Total Area

Subsequent land purchases have brought the cemetery to the present expanse of 97 acres.

Burials & Records

There are approximately 30,000 burials in Forest City Cemetery. The burial records for Forest City Cemetery are kept at the Evergreen Cemetery office at 672 Stevens Avenue in Portland.