Forest Hill Cemetery, located in Jefferson County, Alabama, personifies the tradition of southern grace, charm, and beauty. Beautiful stone work in structures and facility buildings throughout the property and the sprawling grounds of the large property offers a sense of security, strength and permanency to visitors. Surrounded by mature pines and evergreens, the dozens of acres of lawn throughout the property are very well cared for. Winding pathways, perfectly designed flower beds and shrubbery arrangements make Forest Hill Cemetery one of the most beautiful in the area.
Stone work fencing and columns at the entrance to the cemetery offer just a glimpse of the beauty that lays within the cemetery grounds. A Perpetual Care property, family members don't need to worry about care and grooming or maintenance of the property in years to come, as such funds have been provided for this care in perpetuity. Because of its beauty and age, Forest Hill Cemetery has garnished the reputation of a North Birmingham landmark for years.
The property offers a variety of burial services and combines both above-ground tombstones and markers with flush-to-ground bronzed markers and memorials. Winding path ways throughout the property offer easy access to all corners of the sprawling grounds of the cemetery, dotted with mature shade trees that offer shelter from brilliant southern sunshine throughout most of the year. Having served the needs of area residents for generations, staff of the property continue to take pride in their ability to offer compassionate, caring and multi-denominational services and options to area residents.
Forest Hill Cemetery is the final resting place of many area notables and founders, as well as entertainers. For example, former Confederate Army Captain and Alabama Governor Rufus Cobb are buried here, as is cartoonist William Pim, famous for his Baby Mine cartoons in nationally syndicated newspapers.
Located slightly northeast of downtown Birmingham near the vicinity of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, visitors may access the property by taking Interstates 20 or 59 northeast of Birmingham with turnoffs on either Messer Airport Highway or Aviation Avenue.