Linger awhile and walk with me into the shadowy mist that was yesterday. Stroll across the faded pages of history and from our hardships learn the ways of a better life. Pass me not for I am the spirit of your ancestors. In your veins flow my blood and the blood of my fathers. Linger awhile, if only for a moment and through your thoughts I will know I am remembered.
Trice Hill is one of the oldest African-American cemetery in Oklahoma City extending over 30 acres on NE 50th just before NE 50th and Coltrane Road. There are four entrance gates to the cemetery located on NE 50th. The cemetery gates are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:40 p.m. daily in summer. Winter hours are 8:00 a.m. to dusk. There is a small office location on the cemetery grounds and the staff members are very helpful.
The land was given to the homesteaders in 1893 to bury their love ones by Hudson Trice. A.H. Fuhr donated a monument in memory of Hudson Trice. Hudson Trice, his family and the Fuhr family are buried at the cemetery.
The cemetery is an active cemetery with over 19,000 interments.
The Trice Hill burial association maintains the grounds by mowing and weed eating around the graves. There is a new black wrought iron fence and new red brick pillars that will surrounds the cemetery. It appears the families primarily assume responsibility for the upkeep for their loved ones' cemetery plots. However, over time, as the family line dies off or move away; the cemetery plots begin to look overgrown, poorly maintained and forgotten. Many of the old headstones in the cemetery are broken; some fallen over face side down, many have sunken in the ground, darkened with age and unreadable. There are many unmarked graves with only a bouquet of flowers, wooden crosses, and temporary funeral home markers throughout the cemetery. In spite of some old unkempt graves; there is a lot of history of the past in the cemetery.
Trice Hill Cemetery is an important link to past, an everlasting reminder of the contributions and sacrifices made by the souls interred at the cemetery. It is a memorial to those who have gone before us; former slaves, pastors, community leaders, neighbors, business owners, to those who served our Country that shaped towns, cities, and made them into the place where they lived.
Despite our efforts for accuracy, errors remain, and we welcome any comments, suggestions, or corrections using the edit tab on each memorial.
Note: If you are requesting a headstone photo and the grave location is not on the memorial page, please call the office 405-427-6233 to get the location (Section, Lot, and Row) of the grave and enter it in the notes field with the request. Trice Hill Cemetery is a very large cemetery and it would be helpful for the volunteer to know where the grave is located.
Note: In order to keep an accurate record of the interments at Trice Hill Cemetery please do not duplicate any burials. Before adding a memorial, you should search the cemetery to see if a record with that name has already been added. All duplicated interments will be deleted.
Also, please do not put a hyphen (-) between the maiden and married name. It will cause the name to appear out of order on the Grave Search Results on this website which can cause duplicates.
The pictures and the headstone photos have been scaled down on each memorial; click on the photos to view an enlargement of the photos.
Updated June 16, 2013 ~ Jackie
GPS Coordinates: 35.52368, -97.44387
- Added: 1 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #99670
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