7864 Broadview Road
Parma, OH 44134


4558 Cemetery Road
Hilliard, OH 43026

West Chester

6078 West Chester Road
West Chester, OH 45069

Places to Scatter Ashes in Ohio


Cuyahoga Valley National Park

This national park lies along the Cuyahoga River in between the cities of Cleveland and Akron. The Towering Brandywine Falls and the Scenic Railroad offer stunning views.

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Woodside Cemetery Scattering Garden

Woodside has 8 locations to inter cremains, along with the Scattering Garden. In the garden is a granite memorial that displays the names of those that have been scattered in the garden. The daffodils and narcissus planted around the garden represent re-birth and new beginnings.

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Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Ohio

Ohio law allows you to scatter ashes over uninhabited public land with permission/a permit, over a public waterway or sea, or on private property of a consenting owner. If scattering at sea you must be at least 3 nautical miles from land, notify the EPA within 30 days of scattering, and avoid beaches and wading pools. You must obtain a permit to scatter on federal land. You can also scatter the ashes, but NOT the container, from the air as the government doesn’t consider cremains to be hazardous material. If the container isn’t biodegradable you must remove the ashes from the container before scattering.

Ohio Cremation FAQs

What veterans benefits are available in Ohio?

The VA benefits provided (at no cost to the family) include a grave site; opening and closing of the grave; perpetual grave site care; a government headstone or market; and United States burial flag that can be draped over the casket or accompany the urn (and is given to the next of kin after the service); an engraved presidential memorial certificate signed by the current sitting President, expressing the country’s grateful recognition of their service.

What is the average cost of cremation in Ohio?

According to US Funerals, a cremation and memorial service costs around $3,800 and a direct cremation averages at $700.

What is state cremation rate?

Ohio cremation rate is 51-60%, according to 2020 CANA Annual Report.

How many funeral homes are there in Ohio?

There are 1,137 funeral homes in 529 cities of Ohio.

Ohio State Facts

State Nickname: The Buckeye State and The Mother of Presidents

State Motto: With God, all things are possible

Population: 11.59 million

State bird: Cardinal

State tree: Buckeye

State flower: Scarlet Carnation

Bonus fact 1: “Hang On Sloopy” is the official state rock song.

Bonus fact 2: Seven US Presidents were born in Ohio: Ulysses S Grant, Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Taft, and Warren G Harding.

Bonus fact 3: Founded in 1833, Oberlin College was the first interracial and coeducational college in the United States.

Bonus fact 4: Cleveland was the world’s first city to be lighted electrically in 1879.

Bonus fact 5: Akron, Ohio is the rubber capital of the world.

*State population based on estimates provided by the 2014 U.S. Census.
*Cremation rate provided by the most recent study by CANA in 2020.

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