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Oakwood Cemetery

607 N. Alley St., Jefferson, TX 75657
903.665.3733
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Jefferson
Type: Cemeteries
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English first
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We really enjoyed strolling through here and luckily for us we had a guided tour from a local. So neat to see the first families of Jefferson and learning all about them and which homes they lived in around town. We stayed at the Claiborne House and learned a lot about the Claiborne family by the owners of the B&B... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My wife and I visited this cemetery after hearing about all the old headstones, and first families of Jefferson buried there. Very interesting . Oldest graves are at back of cemetery, including diamond Bessie and the schluter family. Even saw a confederate generals grave.

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Driftwood, Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Buy the book about this cemetery from the Historical museum and you won't be able to wait to go walk through there and find all the oddities and unique headstones along with the unexplained and fascinating graves.

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Houston, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Its a well kept cemetery, but not in the historic area. You will need to drive to it. There are notable names from the town's history, including Diamond Bessie. There are paved drives so you can drive through. Also lots of nice statuary on the graves.

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Houston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We had a difficult time locating this small, off the track cemetery but it was well worth the effort. We went just before sunset; it was eerie because several flocks of silent vultures sat on the cemetery walls, fences and circled us overhead. Never made a sound. Surreal...the cemetery is well kept and has a beautiful display of Confederate tombstones,... More

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Jefferson, TX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

If you leave this visit until right before you leave, you will be familiar with a lot of the "residents". We enjoyed this visit.

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

If it had been cooler, I could have spent an entire day in the cemetery. It is very nice and BIG. Diamond Bessie is one of the famous graves as well as a number of the families who settled Jefferson. The poetry on some of the headstones is beautiful.

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Carrollton, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We took the time to go out to Oakwood Cemetery and found the oldest plots in the back. Extremely interesting. Recommend Mitchel Whitington's book about the cemetery which we read the evening after we were there.

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Caldwell, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I love the history of cemetaries - and this one has a lot of history. There are a lot of old tombstones - some dating in the mid 1800's. The back of the cemetary is the older part and has some elaborately carved tombstones. Read about Diamond Bessie -- and then visit her grave here. At night it gets a... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The imfamous Diamond Bessie is buried there. The story about her and her demise is quite intreging. Other important people of Jefferson are buied there also.

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