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Circle Cemetery is a non-profit conservation cemetery owned and operated by Circle Sanctuary, a Wiccan church and Ecospirituality center. The Cemetery, begun in 1995, is located at Circle Sanctuary headquarters, Circle Sanctuary's 200 acre Nature Preserve, near Barneveld, Wisconsin.
The Cemetery began in 1995 with the creation of a place for cremains. The first cremains were placed there in 1999. Expansion of the existing cemetery began in 2005. The enlarged cemetery, 20 acres in size, includes the existing cemetery, a restored prairie, forest, and the Stone Circle, an outdoor ceremonial site. Survey work for the expanded cemetery was done in 2006 and the process of platting and zoning the cemetery for full body burials was begun. At Memorial Day 2007, three veteran gravestones with pentacles, among the first issued by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, were dedicated in a public ceremony.
Circle Cemetery is open to visitors at a variety of festivals and other events throughout the year.