Mountain Rest Cemetery has been operating since before the City of Kings Mountain was incorporated in 1874. The oldest determinable grave is that of Martha Fullenwider, buried in 1835, located in Potters Field. We have records dating back to 1876, with fairly good records beginning with the first burial log dating back to December, 1925. There are currently over 8640 graves in Mountain Rest Cemetery.
Mountain Rest Cemetery has a dedicated Veterans section to honor those who have served our country. A Veterans monument bears the engraved seals of the six branches of service, while an American Eagle stands sentinel above.
CHRISTMAS LUMINARIES Please join us at the Cemetery beginning Wednesday, December 23 until Sunday, December 27 for a luminary display. The King Street Gate will be open until 11pm each night to allow you to drive thru and enjoy.
The cemetery employees generally collect Christmas flowers from the graves during the first full week of March each year. If there are flowers on the grave of your loved one that you wish to save for future use please be sure they are removed prior to the Monday morning of this week.