|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Located on Niles Road SE between Oakwood cemetery and Saint Mary's cemetery and behind the Western Reserve cemetery and mausoleum.
The Oaklawn mausoleum is located within Union cemetery. The cemetery and the mausoleum are listed separately on findagrave; see Union Cemetery. Warren's Union Cemetery and Oaklawn Mausoleum adjoin three other cemeteries; Western Reserve Cemetery (and Western Reserve Mausoleum), Oakwood Cemetery and ST Mary's Cemetery.
Both caring for the cemetery/mausoleum and maintaining its records:
City of Warren - Parks Division
521 Main AVE SW
Warren, Ohio 44483-5725
Phone (330) 841-2639
> Point of contact is the Secretary
Records can also be found at the Main Library in Warren, Ohio.
Oaklawn mausoleum was dedicated on Sunday, May 26, 1912 with a capacity of about 500 crypts; burials took place until 1961. The City of Warren inherited the previously private Oaklawn mausoleum in 1973 when its original caretakers abandoned it in the 1930s or 40s. In 1998, Warren City Council closed and condemned the Oaklawn mausoleum because of its poor condition and the expense to repair and maintain it; at the time the Oaklawn Mausoleum had about 370 known to be interred within it.
In the 1970s, 1996, and 2007; it was discovered that vandals broke into the Oaklawn Mausoleum causing damage and desecrating some occupants.