Judge Edward Dean Price issued the ruling on a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a Jewish family who had a member buried in the public cemetery.
The family was offended by the dominating cross and filed objections with the cemetery board. The board claimed the cross wasn't a religious symbol and refused to remove it.
Some Christians and Native Americans joined the Jewish family in the suit.
Carol Sobel, an ACLU lawyer said, "When you put up a 75-foot cross in a community and it's on public property, that sends a message that says unless you adhere to what [the cross] represents, you're an outsider."