Arlington is located in Tarrant County, Texas. It is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area and the seventh most populous city in the state, with a population in excess of 379,000.
There are three funeral homes in Arlington, working in downtown and the surrounding areas. All of these are within 10 miles of the city center.
There are around five crematoriums in Arlington, and the city has approximately 15 cemeteries and memorial homes in the immediate area serving the needs of residents, including Arlington Cemetery on South Mary Street, Hawkins Cemetery on Access Road, and Johnson Station Cemetery on West Mayfield Road.
Noteworthy places of worship include St Matthew Catholic Church on New York Avenue, First Baptist Church Arlington on South Center Street, Congregation Beth Shalom on Thannisch Drive, Arlington Central Mosque on South Center Street, and BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir on State Highway.
Texas state law requires a death certificate to be filed with the registrar within ten days of the death. Embalming is necessary in the event of burial not occurring within 24 hours. There is no law stipulating burial must take place in established cemeteries, and burial on private land may be arranged. Ashes may be scattered over uninhabited public land. Funeral homes in Arlington will be able to advise you further on these requirements.
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