Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery

Also known as Oaklawn Cemetery

Mobile, Mobile County , Alabama, USA

About

In early 2018 Oaklawn Cemetery (renamed as Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery in 1981) was officially registered as a historical cemetery by the Alabama Historical Commission Cemetery Program. Oaklawn Cemetery began in 1876 as a local family cemetery plot, becoming a local cemetery by 1879 and was formally registered and organized in 1931.

After changing hands several times, the non-perpetual care 22 acre cemetery was completely overgrown and seemingly forgotten. Historical and burial information indicates that this cemetery was primarily serving the Mobile, Alabama, African American community and others from all walks of life. As the restoration process continues the history of the cemetery and those buried there continues to be discovered.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2000
  • Find a Grave Cemetery ID: 25079