Section 11-47-40

Ownership, regulation, etc., of municipal cemeteries; regulation, etc., of establishment or use of private cemeteries within police jurisdiction.

All cities and towns of this state shall have the power to own, regulate, improve, lay out, and control town or city cemeteries and permit additions thereto and the establishment of new ones, either within or without the town or city limits, and to sell burial lots in the same, and to regulate or prohibit the establishment or use of private cemeteries within the police jurisdiction of a city or town elsewhere than in the city or town cemeteries.

(Code 1907, §1284; Code 1923, §2041; Code 1940, T. 37, §478.)