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Address: 607 N. Alley St., Jefferson, TX 75657
Phone Number: 903.665.3733
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Glimpses of the Past

We stopped off to visit while in Jefferson for the day. This is a really big cemetery with a lot of graves dating back to the 1850s (at least that is as old as we found). It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Thetravelingtoads
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Paris, Texas
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Paris, Texas
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139 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped off to visit while in Jefferson for the day. This is a really big cemetery with a lot of graves dating back to the 1850s (at least that is as old as we found). It was sad to see so many graves for young children and babies. Life back then must have been really hard. We found a... More 

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Thank Thetravelingtoads
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This is a very beautiful place to visit. I actually noticed people who were locals that were doing daily walks through the place for exercise and peace/tranquility/relaxation. Be sure to pick up Mitchell Whittington's book to accomodate your visit. The book tells a lot about the various monuments and markers.

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Thank Sooners610
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Before you visit be sure that you allow at least two hours if you choose to walk around. You are allowed to drive the area but you will miss a lot of detail. It would be a huge help to obtain one of the books available that has highlighted the history behind particular burial sites. A large part of the... More 

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Thank Katherine G
New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

If you like old cemeteries, this one is cool. Lots of old head stones and statues. My in-laws lived in Jefferson and we visit about once a year.

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Thank Rosey187
Avinger, Texas, United States
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I grew up a block away from this beautiful cemetery and it has always fascinated me. I could spend hours there reading the historic tomb stones. They are absolutely beautiful. This cemetery is also very clean and well-kept with beautiful trees and shrubbery. A nice, quiet place to go and reflect,

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Thank Sharla K
Rio Vista, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Beautiful Cemetary with an unusual amount of tall angels on monuments. Hauntingly beautiful! Some above ground graves, very old Cemetary.

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Thank Susan D
Lewsiville, TX
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

If you have an interest in the history of Jefferson, you will want to visit Oakwood Cemetery. If not, you probably should pass on this.

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Thank BandM652
Alvarado, Texas
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Thank BeverlyShort
Jefferson, Texas
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121 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Elizabeth O
Monrovia, California
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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