6 Church Street, Grovedale, Victoria, 3216 Australia
There is no office at this cemetery.
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Open daily: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Daylight savings: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Vehicle access available
Overview of Cemetery
Grovedale (Germantown) Cemetery is a small cemetery with a long history.
This location is an intimate setting for the community amongst the old monuments, whose inscriptions depict the history of the area. While there are no longer graves available, there are cremation memorial options.
What we offer at this location
German settlers arrived in Geelong in December 1849 and immediately bought land for church, school and burial purposes. The Lutheran community from Prussia became market gardeners, farmers and vignerons and named their township Germantown. The cemetery was a church burial ground and, like the Freshwater Creek Cemetery, few records exist. Most of the headstones are inscribed ‘Hier Ruhet in Gott’ which means ‘Here Rests in God’. Soon after the outbreak of World War One, Germantown was renamed Grovedale.
From Barwon Cemeteries (2016) by Peter Mansfield
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