About

Forest Hill Cemetery in Canton, Ohio, dates back to 1922. Though the needs of our community have evolved through the years, we remain committed to exceptional levels of service and providing burial options that suit both changing preferences and long-held traditions.

Scenic cemetery grounds

Count on the team at Forest Hill Cemetery to listen to your needs and help you determine the burial option that fits you. Our 68-acre memorial park offers a well-landscaped refuge for reflection and a peaceful final resting place.

An interfaith chapel welcomes celebrants of all faith traditions, and the mausoleum provides a stately alternative to traditional in-ground burial. We also offer burial of cremated remains, a place to scatter cremated remains, columbarium niches and above-ground entombment. Family estates give future generations the reassurance of a central place to gather in remembrance.

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We invite you to contact Forest Hill Cemetery for a tour of the memorial park or more information regarding burial arrangements in Canton.

History

Brothers Waite and Harry McClain of Canton, Ohio, founded Forest Hill Cemetery in 1922, when they purchased land on North Canton Road. Plotted out in circular areas surrounded by winding roads, the property featured 2 small lakes joined by an arched bridge, flower beds and trees. In wintertime, children from the community could be seen spending their weekends skating on the frozen lakes.

Military burial additions

The hill rising in the back of the land and overlooking the entire cemetery was dedicated to veterans. A memorial tower was erected on the crest of the hill, complete with sound equipment, so music played on a nearby pipe organ could be heard throughout the area. Organists from local churches played for funeral services and Sunday afternoon concerts. In the back of the cemetery was a greenhouse and tree farm that supplied the flowers and trees for the landscaping.

Mausoleum and small chapel

In the 1930s, a mausoleum was built on the north side of the property. The interior of the building was marble, and light shone through its stained glass windows. Low benches with velvet cushions and raised relief artwork adorned the ceiling and walls above the marble. A small chapel was included for prayer and services. In the 1940s, a small brick building was added to serve as the business office.

Over 68 acres of space and growing

In the 1980s, the McClain mausoleum and chapel were built near the front entrance. There has been 1 addition added to the building, leaving plenty of room for more growth. While the lakes have been filled in and the memorial tower no longer plays music, the cemetery has remained for the most part unchanged throughout the years. With more than 4 miles of winding roads, beautiful trees and stunning monuments spread over 68 acres of rolling hills, Forest Hill Cemetery remains one of Canton’s most beautiful memorial parks.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Forest Hill and in particular, Eric Ball, were wonderful for the burials of two of my immediate family members."

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August 2021

"Staff was very helpful and caring."

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May 2021

"Forest Hill has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Many of my family and friends are buried there. When I visit I find comfort. I hope my children find the same peace when visiting me in the future. Thank you. Carol Capocci"

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October 2019

"EVERYONE IN THE OFFICE WAS VERY KIND AND CARING. IM PAYING FOR MY SITE NEXT TO MY HUSBAND NOW. MY PARENTS AND NEPHEW ARE BURIED AT THIS CEMETERY. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK."

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May 2019

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