Lincoln, the seat of Lancaster County, is the capital of Nebraska. It has the second highest population in the state, with in excess of 268,000 people living there.
There are six funeral homes in Lincoln serving its residents, five of which are located within a five mile reach of the center. Some of the funeral homes in Lincoln may also include a crematorium on the premises. There is also a number of dedicated crematoriums, with upwards of five crematoriums in Lincoln, in total.
Cemeteries in Lincoln include Lincoln Memorial Cemetery on South 14th Street, Fairview Cemetery on North 84th Street, and Calvary Cemetery on South 40th Street.
Lincoln’s places of worship serve many faiths and denominations, including Newman Center Catholic Church on North 16th Street, Christ Lutheran Church on Sumner Street, Congregation Tifereth Israel on Sheridan Blvd, and The Islamic Foundation of Lincoln on North 1st Street.
In the state of Nebraska a death certificate must be filed within five days of a death, with the registrar. Refrigeration or embalming is necessary if the burial or cremation is not to occur within 24 hours. There are no specific laws restricting the scattering or keeping of ashes.
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