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Historical Cemetery Commission

The Cranston Historical Cemetery Commission (CHCC) is a group of volunteers appointed by the city with the purpose of planning the maintenance, restoration, and rehabilitation of Cranston's 84 historical cemeteries. This includes our main goals of locating and assessing all cemeteries and documenting every burial contained within them. Ultimately, these burial grounds will be cataloged electronically with names, dates, and photographs for each stone, have updated GPS coordinates, and updated signage at each location.

We formally meet on the second Wednesday of each month (March-November) at 6:30pm in the Economic Development Conference Room on the 3rd Floor of Cranston City Hall. These meetings are open to the public for those who wish to bring an issue of concern to the commission, to learn more about what we do, or to become more involved in fulfilling the commission's mission. You do not have to attend these meetings to volunteer with our group.

It is only with the assistance of volunteers in our community that we can bring each cemetery to a low-maintenance condition and achieve all of our goals. If you are interested in volunteering with us, if you require community service hours, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding Cranston's cemeteries, please feel free to contact us. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed their efforts to assist us and are excited to continue doing great work to restore our many cemeteries.

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