What is a Columbarium?

The word "columbarium" comes from the Latin word "columbary", which is a structure for the nesting of doves. The dove, being the symbol of God's spirit and peace.

A Columbarium is a group of niches, typically within a wall of brick, stone, granite, marble, or other materials that contains urns of the cremated remains of the departed.

The Oak Hill Cemetery's Columbarium is constructed out of granite.


Decorations and Exterior Appearance

Engravings and markings with identifying information placed on the niche doors will be uniform in size and style and in a style and design determined by the city, and as noted herein. Engraving and markings, if any, will be provided by the city as a part of the columbarium use agreement.

There shall be no attachments to the front, top or sides of the columbarium. No vases, flowers, markers or wreaths, except in the designated area(s), as indicated by the city, shall be allowed.


A niche in a columbarium is modestly priced, aesthetically pleasing, and ecologically sound. The ambiance of the columbarium creates a comfortable meeting place for families and friends to gather in love and remembrance, a consoling link between life and death.

$550 for a single niche

$650 for a double niche

Niche fees include opening and closing for inurnment, engraving of the first and last names, the date(s) of birth and the date(s) of death, and perpetual care.