Landscape Preservation

The preservation of the landscape at Randolph Cemetery has been another major feature of overall preservation efforts. The cemetery is approximately 5 and half acres and sits at a 30° downward slope between two neighboring cemeteries, Elmwood Cemetery and Lower Cemetery/Potter’s Field. Due to the age of the cemetery and extensive history of burial activity guidelines have been set in place to maintain the integrity of burials by caring for the landscape. Prior to 2009 the cemetery did not receive routine maintenance and upkeep. A shortage of funding resulted in lawn care services being provided only several times a year and very little oversight was given to contractors who performed services at the cemetery. In 2009 the cemetery began to have professional landscaping services on a routine monthly basis and a maintenance plan has been developed to ensure the protection of materials in the cemetery.