Abilene, the seat of Taylor County, Texas, is the primary city in the Abilene Metropolitan Area, with a population of more than 120,000.
There are currently around nine funeral homes in Abilene serving the residents. Eight of which are located closer than five miles to the city center.
There are approximately two crematoriums in Abilene, and the city has six cemeteries and memorial gardens, including Cedar Hill Cemetery on Cottonwood Street, Abilene City Cemetery on Walnut Street, and Texas State Veterans Cemetery on West Lake Road.
Abilene has a wide number of places of worship, counting among others the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest on Meander Street, First Baptist Church on North 3rd Street, Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Jeanette Street, and Temple Mizpah on Chestnut Street.
Texas state law requires a death certificate to be filed the local registrar before ten days have passed. Embalming or refrigeration may be necessary in the event of burial or cremation not happening within 24 hours. There is no law requiring the burial to take place in a recognized cemetery; burial on private land may be arranged, though this may require some paperwork. There are no special restrictions governing where ashes may be scattered. Most funeral homes in Abilene will be able to provide help and advice regarding state requirements.
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