The cemetery was established in 1922. Previously it was the estate of John Carter and was known as Myrtle Grove Plantation. John Carter's grave and headstone and those of his relations living with him at Myrtle Grove are still intact among the newer headstones of Forest Lawn. Also, many of the street names within Forest Lawn include references to this origin, including Carter Lane and Myrtle Grove Lane.
Notable graves include:
Forest Lawn Cemetery was acquired in August 2013, by StoneMor Partners LP.