Graves…are we running out of land?

Veteran Section in Calumet Park containing over 8000 grave spaces.

Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, Indiana owns 400 plus acres of land; 150 of which are developed.  A single grave measures 42 inches by 9 feet and if needed, each acre could allow up

to 1200 individual, single depth graves.  Considering these numbers, Calumet Park Cemetery has enough land to last close to 600 years at the current rate of death of the regional population.  In other words, Calumet Park has grave space to last about three times as many years as the United States is old.   For more information, go to or call 219-769-8803.

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