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Oakwood Cemetery

607 N Alley St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1307
+1 903-665-3733
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Good history

Very interesting reading the stones. Seemed like so much history in one place and the family's here... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Keller, Texas
Interesting Cemetry

We were in Jefferson for the Annual Pilgrimage and Civil War Reenactment. Luminaries were put on... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Orange, Texas
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607 N Alley St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1307
+1 903-665-3733
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Very interesting reading the stones. Seemed like so much history in one place and the family's here had homes in the town. You could feel the life they lived and what they had also lost. So many children there. The hardships so many families went...More

Thank photogal52
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We were in Jefferson for the Annual Pilgrimage and Civil War Reenactment. Luminaries were put on the graves of Civil War Soldiers. Very interesting cemetry to visit. Lots of interesting graves and stories behind the graves. Book written by Mitchel Whittington titled "Angels of Oakwood"...More

1  Thank Shug40
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Well maintained old cemetery. Beautiful headstones. If you like exploring cemeteries this is a good one to visit.

Thank robertjY462AI
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Um... I don't want to be disrespectful of the dearly departed but we toured this cemetery after visiting the Grove. There is a lot of history in this place and after reading some of the local history and familiarizing ourselves with the names of notable...More

3  Thank MarkandMarie F
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stopped by to mainly see Diamond Bessie's grave but got caught up searching all the history. A very old grave with grave markers dating back to the 1870's, possibly earlier. It is very well maintained.

2  Thank TexasTravelers66
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We couldn't figure out how to get in, but finally found an open gate. We drove around, got out of the car and walked around, and saw nothing of interest. Normally, we love old cemeteries but didn't see anything special about this one. I know...More

Thank itsgoodtobequeen
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We wanted a look at the history of Jefferson from the tombstone perspective. Lots of eloquent markers, lots of dreadful history, and lots of military markers that spoke of the wild nature during the reconstruction period after the civil war.

1  Thank Mario A
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Nice cemetery and well maintained. Interesting history. Got out of car and walked around to see dates and names.

Thank JLGlenn
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This cemetery is a beautiful, well kept place to look at the graves of Jefferson's very interesting inhabitants.

Thank DeeAnne M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautifully maintained and hauntingly historic, we went to find Diamond Bessie's small fenced grave on a sunny October afternoon. We made gravestone rubbings with charcoal and sketch paper and drove all around, finding the veterans' area and many old monuments. We felt transported to a...More

Thank BrendaW319
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