Cemetery Rules and Regulations
Plastic flowers are permissible
- Must not interfere with mowing.
- Can be removed by cemetery personnel.
- Allowed throughout the year. Personnel of the cemetery allowed to dispose of flowers when they become wilted.
- Floral pieces will be removed from graves after forty-eight (48) hours, either by family or by cemetery personnel.
Flowers and Plants
- Plantings not maintained or cared for by the owner or their representatives shall be removed by personnel of the cemetery.
- Limited to eight (8) inches in front of stone. Roses allowed at sides of lots only.
- Must be approved by the Cemetery Superintendent. Fencing of lot is prohibited. Stones and monuments must be approved by cemetery personnel.
- No live flowers permitted
- Flat stones only
- Maximum width of stones, including concrete bordering, two (2) feet.
For more information view the Municipal Code regarding Cemeteries.
Location (north of Hwy 60 on CO Blvd.)
Following a United Brethren Church meeting September 28, 1902, seven acres of land north of the Elwell Store were purchased from J. B. Sloan for $20 an acre. The area was known as Elwell Cemetery.
A cemetery association, to care for the land, was formed with representatives from Johnstown, Milliken, Elwell, Great Western Sugar Factory, the Johnstown Home and Garden Club and Forget-Me-Not Garden Club. Trees were planted and water pipes and a pump were installed to pump water from the Home Supply Irrigation Ditch.
Named Johnstown Cemetery
Later, the Town of Johnstown established a Perpetual Care Plan to manage the cemetery with the town furnishing the labor. Grass was planted and the name was changed to the Johnstown Cemetery.