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easy walk

We made it the destination of our morning walk - it was fun looking at all the old tomb stones... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
steve b
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Nice old cemetary

Fun walk thru old graves. It was fine, it was wonderful and that is not much to say on it... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Sandra S
Dallas, Texas
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607 N Alley St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1307
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

We made it the destination of our morning walk - it was fun looking at all the old tomb stones. I was also fun looking at all the historical homes on walk to and from the cemetary.

Thank steve b
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Fun walk thru old graves. It was fine, it was wonderful and that is not much to say on it otherwise.

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We love old cemetaries and this one in fascinating. We spent a lot of time exploring the old graves, and enjoying the beautiful scenery. This cemetary is so well kept!

Thank cbellin718
Reviewed 9 February 2018

We heard of a few interesting graves that had historical influence in Jefferson, so we decided to make a visit. The grounds are certainly interesting with plenty of history, funeral art, and graves of general interest. If you like cemeteries, you will like Oakwood.

Thank tofte6
Reviewed 22 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 22 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

2  Thank Shug40
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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

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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

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Response from tofte6 | Reviewed this property |
The gates were open early in the morning when we arrived around 9:00 am. I don't know that they close but the cemetery is certainly open during the daylight hours.