Cemeteries in the City of Los Angeles

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The earliest cemeteries in Los Angeles, California are now defunct. Here is a list by date. Current operating cemeteries are listed alphabetically below.
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Former Cemeteries

Los Angeles Plaza Church Cemetery

Los Angeles Plaza 1869
also known as:

La Placita Church Cemetery

also known as:

La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora Reina de Los Angeles Cemetery

Location 521 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, California
Opened in 1820
The remains of those buried at La Placita were relocated to Old Calvary Cemetery on Buena Vista (now North Broadway).

Fort Moore Cemetery

also known as:

Hill Cemetery

also known as:

Los Angeles City Cemetery

also known as:

Protestant Cemetery

Location Los Angeles
First burials were probably in 1847. First recorded burial was 1853.
Moving remains started in 1913 and the last of the interred were moved in 1947 so they thought. During a 2006 building project 80 more were found and reinterred in the Angelus Rosedale Cemetery.
A complete history of the cemetery can be found on the Southern California Genealogical Society website here. An alphabetical burial list is found here.

Old Calvary Cemetery

corner of Bishops Road and North Broadway, Los Angeles

In 1896, New Calvary Cemetery was established on Whittier Boulevard just east of downtown Los Angeles. Most, but not all, of those buried at "Old Calvary" were relocated to "New Calvary." Some went to other cemeteries in the area.

Masonic Cemetery

1030 S Downey Road, Los Angeles,California
The defunct Masonic Cemetery was located on the grounds of the now Mt. Zion Cemetery in Boyle Heights.


Agudath Achim Cemetery

1022 South Downey Rd., Los Angeles, California 90023
Phone: 323-653-8886      Opened in 1919

Angelus Rosedale Cemetery

1831 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California USA
Phone: (323) 734-3155        Established in 1884.         http://angelusrosedale.com/

Beth Israel Cemetery

1068 S. Downey Road, Los Angeles,  California 90023
Phone: 213-653-8886          Opened 1907

Beth Olam Cemetery

900 N. Gower St., Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 469-2322

This cemetery is associated with the larger Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Calvary Cemetery

4201 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90023-2017
Phone: 323-261-3106

Cathedral Center of Saint Paul Columbarium

840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, California  90026

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

555 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: 213-680-5200 http://www.olacathedral.org/

Chapel Of The Pines Crematory

also known as:

Los Angeles Crematory

1605 S. Catalina, Los Angeles, California 90006
Phone: 323-731-5734

Chinese Cemetery

102 S. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles, California 90022
Phone: 213-265-3709        opened in 1922 previous Chinese burials were in Evergreen Cemetery.

Evergreen Cemetery

204 North Evergreen Avenue, Los Angeles, California  90033-3654
Phone: 323-268-6714 established on August 23, 1877
Five acres were reserved here as a "potters field" for poor residents buried at public expense.
Burials were discontinued in 1922; thereafter indigents were cremated and the cremains interred once a year.

Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)

6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, California 90068
Phone: 800-204-3131

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple

505 E. 3rd Street, (Little Tokyo), California 90013
Phone: 213-626-4200            Established   1904

Hillside Memorial Park

6001 Centinela Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045
(800) 576-1994              Opened in 1946                    http://www.hillsidememorial.com/

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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also known as

Hollywood Memorial Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California USA
Phone: (323) 469-1181 

Founded in 1899. Paramount Studios was built on the back half of the original Hollywood Cemetery, where the studio is still in operation today.

Home of Peace Memorial Park

also known as

Beth David Cemetery

4334 Whittier Blvd., East Los Angeles, California 90023
Phone: 323-261-6135          http://homeofpeacememorialpark.com/

Opened in 1855, at current location from 1902.
Originally founded as the cemetery of the Hebrew Benevolent Society. Home of Peace absorbed Beth David Cemetery in the 1950s.

Los Angeles County Crematorium Cemetery

3301 E. 1st Street, Boyle Heights, California 90063
Phone: (323) 268-5111
Working with Chapel of the Pines Crematory, this facility cares for the indigent. Unclaimed remains are cremated, stored individually for several years, and then buried in a common grave by year group. All lookups are researched from large handwritten ledgers. If you have a death certificate that indicates the person was sent to the Los Angeles County Crematory, and have the cremation date (usually much later than the date of death), staff will gladly confirm final disposition. In most cases, that will be in which common year grave the cremains were buried, but occasionally they will find that cremains were sent elsewhere for scattering or interment.[1]

Los Angeles National Cemetery

also known as

Sawtelle Veteran’s Cemetery

950 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90049
Phone: (310) 268-4675           http://www.cem.va.gov/CEMs/nch...

Mount Olive Memorial Park

7231 E. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, California 90040 opened in 1948
Phone: (310) 208-7514

Mount Sinai Memorial Park

5950 Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles, California 90068
Phone: 800-600-0076               http://www.mt-sinai.com/about/

Mount Zion Cemetery

1030 S Downey Rd
Los Angeles, California 90023

Opened 1916 Contact Home of Peace Cemetery for information at: (323) 261-6135. The defunct Masonic Cemetery was located on the grounds of the now Mt. Zion Cemetery in Boyle Heights, adjacent to Beth Israel Cemetery.

Odd Fellows Cemetery

also known as

IOOF Cemetery

3640 Whittier Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90023
Phone: 323-261-6156

Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park

also known as

Blessed Hope Memorial Park

also known as

Restland Memorial Park

also known as

Valhalla Memorial Park

10621 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, California  91606
Phone: (818) 763-9121
BillionGraves Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood

Russian Molokan Cemetery (old)

4319 East 2nd. Street
Los Angeles, California USA

Many Russian Molokans were buried in the Evergreen Cemetery or the L.A. County Cemetery, and relocated here when the property was purchased.

Many of the old wooden markers have since disappeared. Some old stone markers remain and some have been replaced by newer ones.

Saint Mary of the Angels Anglican Church

4510 Finley Ave.
Los Angeles, California  90027
Phone: 323-660-2700                                http://www.stmaryoftheangels.o...

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral 

1324 South Normandie Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90006
Phone: 323-737-2424                               http://www.stsophia.org/

Serbian United Benevolent Society Cemetery

4355 E. Second Street
Los Angeles, California 90022
Phone: (323) 261-8033

Westwood Memorial Park

also known as

Sunset Cemetery

1218 Glendon Ave, Los Angeles, California 90024
Phone: 310-474-1579  Fax number 310-474-0917


  1. Los Angeles County Crematorium Cemetery Cemetery entry in Find A Grave (accessed 14 June 2014).