North Carolina USA
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While the site of the current Oakdale/Union Hill cemetery is believed to have been used as a burial ground as far back as the late 1700's, the property was not officially deeded as a cemetery until October of 1903. Research into funeral home records and state death certificates, as well as local historical society documents, have placed the number of burials in this location at well over 2,000, though only a small number of those buried here have markers to identify their graves. Addtional research is being conducted in the hopes of identifying the exact locations of as many of the graves as possible and the identities of those still unknown, including a number of bodies that were re-interred here from an older cemetery between 1904-1910 to make way for road expansions in the downtown area.
The current cemetery is divided into 4 sections: Oakdale, Union Hill, Brenner Avenue & Burton Oakdale Western.