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Address: 607 N. Alley St., Jefferson, TX 75657
Phone Number: 903.665.3733
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Walk back in time.

This is a well kept and lovely old cemetery right in the heat of town. I always love to visit a cemetery and we spent several house looking around. A lot of history here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Alvarado, Texas
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Alvarado, Texas
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a well kept and lovely old cemetery right in the heat of town. I always love to visit a cemetery and we spent several house looking around. A lot of history here.

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Jefferson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We did the Illumination of Graves for the Civil War veterans, and it was quite an experience. There is a large number of impressive monuments here, and if you attend any Pilgrimage events, you will probably find some familiar names here. Slight hills, but good walking surface, and it's free!

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Monrovia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It was a hot day, more trees would be helpful. A map needs to be developed so if you're looking for key folks who founded Jefferson or confederate soldiers you can find them a little easier. It's a nice place to spend a day reading grave stones if you enjoy that sort of thing

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Shreveport, LA
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106 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Decided to share Oakwood with some friends who had never visited this usually quiet place in Jefferson. I shared stories about Diamond Bessie and her lover, and Jessie Robinson and his best friend Bill Rose. More details are included in my previous review. I enjoyed this latest visit, as did my friends. In the thirty minutes to an hour we... More 

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Haslet, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I went to visit the grave of General Richard Waterhouse, a young man from San Augustine who helped raise the Nineteenth Texas Infantry in Jefferson in March of 1862. His family's wealth led the 30-year old to become one the youngest generals in the Confederacy when he was promoted in April 1864. The cemetery has a large number of Confederate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Originally set out to visit Diamond Bessie's final resting place but once there discovered a beautiful peaceful place with history.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We couldn't miss out on a cemetery visit in a town with such a colorful past, it wasn't a let down. The infamous murder victim Diamond Bessie is buried here, which is the main attraction, however, there is so much more to see here as far as historical graves. One section we found compelling is on the far side, with... More 

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Garland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We came here to see Diamond Bessie's Grave and left about 1hr 1/2 later. There were so many headstones ans so much History. We googled a lot of the headstones and read the history of several people buried there

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Thibodaux
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Went to visit grave of diamond Bessie. Beautiful cemetery with graves dating back to the 1800's. A lot of the headstones were so old you couldn't read.

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Shreveport, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Oakwood Cemetery is north of downtown Jefferson, just off North Alley Street, Which runs off Highway 45. East on 45 from Highway 59, then left on N. Alley Street. Cross the railroad tracks and look for the cemetery on the right. Some of the more famous graves are those of Diamond Bessie, a prostitute killed by her jeweler, lover and... More 

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