§ 46-7.  Identification of Abandoned Public Cemeteries. 
Any person or entity may make application to the Board of Commissioners requesting that the Board of
Commissioners assume possession and control of an abandoned public cemetery located in the
unincorporated areas of Henderson County. Such application shall be made on a form approved by the
Board of Commissioners, but shall, at a minimum, include the following information:  
A.
Name of applicant.  
B.
Special relationship to any of the deceased buried in the abandoned public cemetery or 
other special interest, if any.  
C.
Location of abandoned public cemetery, including address, parcel identification number 
as shown on the Henderson County Geographical Information System (GIS), and a GIS 
map showing approximate location of the abandoned public cemetery on the parcel 
identified.  
D.
Name of last person or entity owning or controlling the property on which the abandoned
public cemetery is located.  
E.
Sufficient evidence to support a finding by the Henderson County Board of 
Commissioners that the cemetery which the Board is requested to assume possession and 
control over is an abandoned public cemetery as defined by this Part 1.