Little history has been available about the Ferron City Cemetery. According to the records, one of the first burials in the cemetery was that of Marion Wrigley and took place in 1881. As was the case with most pioneer towns, Ferron suffered from typhoid and diphtheria epidemics. Typhoid broke out in the fall of 1885 and by the following spring word came that two had died of diphtheria. By the end of that week the disease had taken a total of thirteen lives. Many of the early graves were those of children. Some families buried several children in a matter of days or weeks. Many of these early graves had only small handmade markers to mark the sacred resting-place of loved ones. Some of thesegraves remain unmarked today.
Ferron City Cemetery is a sacred and hallowed ground. As you walk through our cemetery we hope that you will feel the peace and tranquility of this special place. May your mind return to the fond memories you have of your loved ones and may you come back often to keep the love and memories alive.
Cemetery Rules and Regulations:
Ordinance 7-5-13B states:
It shall be unlawful for any person to erect or maintain any fence, corner post, coping or boundary of any kind, to place benches, to plant any shrubs or trees upon any lot or lots, street, alley or walkway in the cemetery or to grade the ground or land thereof without first obtaining approval from the city council and cemetery groundskeeper. The maintenance department shall, whenever required, furnish the true lines of any lots according to official survey, shall prevent and prohibit any markings of the same except by official landmarks, and shall prevent and prohibit any grading thereof that might destroy or interfere with the general slope of the land.
Ordinance 7-5-4G states:
Floral Pieces: Displays: Removing floral pieces or displays left on any grave as deemed necessary to the appearance of the cemetery, but such floral pieces or displays shall not be removed sooner than ten (10) days after original placement, except in emergency
Ordinance 7-5-5D states:
There shall be no more than one body buried per plot or single gravesite. The practice commonly known as “piggybacking”, wherein one body is buried directly above another, shall not be allowed. It shall be unlawful to piggyback” or bury an urn on top of another grave or to the foot of an existing grave.
Ordinance 7-5-5E states:
The base or footer of a single headstone or marker shall be smaller than four feet (4’) in width to avoid interference with adjoining plots.
1. No marker, monument, item or structure of any kind may be placed in the cemetery that is not dedicated to the memory of an actual, named deceased human being.
2. If any marker, monument, effigy, or other item or structure of any kind or any inscription thereon is placed on any lot, is deemed by the city to be of an offensive nature, unsightly or improper, the city reserves the right to remove, at the expense of the grave space owner, or request the grave space owner to remove, correct or repair the problem within the time designated by the city.
Additional rules and regulations are: speed limit of 5 miles per hour, children under the age of sixteen must be accompanied by an adult, no animals allowed except in the confines of a vehicle at all times. (Additions rules and regulations available at Ferron City Hall)