Woodlawn is the small - several acres - county cemetery that is located at the north end of Oak Hill Cemetery.
This has also been referred to by many locals as "Paupers Cemetery" and "The potter's field".
All of the stones in this cemetery have been photographed and listed and there will be no new burials
For many years there has been confusion as to the name and ownership of this cemetery. In January 2011, the Commissioners of the Jasper County Court and Historical Records Department located deed and the county does indeed own this cemetery and it has been designated as the name Woodlawn.
Because of this confusion, the local undertakers for over 100 years have listed the burials incorrectly as being interred in Oak Hill. Many of the graves in this cemetery are pauper and county burials and few have grave markers. The cemetery is now full and no more burials will be interred.
Directions to the cemetery is from 71 Highway, east on Central Street [96 Hwy] to Baker Boulevard. At stoplight turn right and go 2 blocks south to stop sign at Oak Street.
Turn right (west)and then to first road on left which is Oak Hill Road. Turn left and follow road south approximately 7/10 of a mile. At first (northern most) driveway turn in.
Woodlawn is located on Right (north) side.
Oak Hill Cemetery is larger cemetery on left (south) side of same driveway.
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GPS Coordinates: 37.17264, -94.33271
- Added: 25 Jan 2011
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2386018
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