Forest City Cemetery

Owned and operated by the City of Portland, this cemetery actually lies within the City of South Portland. Perhaps the most culturally diverse cemetery in the area, there are specific Armenian sections, Greek sections and many other ethnicities present. Forest City is an active cemetery with lots available for purchase.

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.