We continue to purchase and develop additional acreage as needed. A recent purchase was the Maple Groves Baptist Church where our Serenity Mausoleums stand today. The first structure was built in 1998 and the second building was erected in 2005. We currently have about two hundred fifty crypts available for entombments. Our latest expansion was the purchase of land originally used for the Pipkin School, named after Woodson Pipkin, a pioneer in the education for African Americans. The expansion includes four sections named Garden of Hope, Garden of Peace, Garden of Faith and Garden of Valor, our veterans section to honor those who have served their country. One part of the development is reserved for future development. Lots became available for sale in 2006 and we currently have over two thousand spaces available.
The entire cemetery encompasses approximately seventy-five acres and still has spaces available in the original thirteen acres. Although some of our sections have been sold out we still have over six thousand spaces available. Here at Magnolia Cemetery we offer value and peace of mind by providing many preplanning options from traditional burial spaces, community mausoleum crypts, private mausoleums, monuments and all kinds of other memorials, prepaid opening and closing service fees and final inscriptions. We offer zero interest financing for twenty-four months. We are a Non Profit Perpetual Care Cemetery serving Southeast Texas for over one hundred twenty years. When you compare our prices to other cemeteries of our stature you can see the difference. We offer tours of this historical property.