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Oranparker wrote a review Nov 2019
Sulphur, Louisiana108 contributions12 helpful votes
I honestly wish I’d had a full day to commit to this cemetery. It has so much history, and beautiful memorials to see. If you are coming to Austin, please set solid time aside to appreciate this solemn place.
Date of experience: November 2019
DarkLark15 wrote a review May 2019
Austin, Texas192 contributions61 helpful votes
I don’t think this place has a restroom, and if you are looking for something specific, it could take a long time (1-2 hours). It’s beautiful, old, and fairly unkept (weeds, vines, stickers, fire ants). Drivable/accessible. SUSANNA DICKINSON Section 1, lot 363. Located on the southwest end of the old cemetery. Including info because it’s hard to find specifics. Blurry map available online. Bio: Susanna Dickinson was the wife of Captain Almaron Dickinson and was the sole adult Anglo survivor that witnessed the massacre at the Battle of the Alamo. On the morning of March 6, 1836, as the troops of General Antonio López de Santa Anna stormed the mission, Captain Dickinson ran to his wife, reported that all was lost, and expressed hope that she could save herself and their child. Although he died at the Alamo, his wife and child Angelina survived. Following the fall of the Alamo, Susanna was escorted from the Alamo mission, interviewed by Santa Anna himself and sent by him with a message to Sam Houston. She was a strong woman survivor and remained a patriot of Texas, but the memory of those days would haunt her the rest of her life. Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith.…
Date of experience: May 2019
1 Helpful vote
TiaTaiLa wrote a review Dec 2018
Tarrytown, New York155 contributions36 helpful votes
This lovely little cemetery is tucked behind the Denny’s and the Doubletree and is down a side street off the 35 frontage road. It it full of interesting statues and graves from the 1800’s. It is in need of a bit of repair. The grounds are all flat so it is very easy to walk around. There were no maps to identify prominent people. …
Date of experience: December 2018
1 Helpful vote
Joel M wrote a review Mar 2017
Buda, Texas1,603 contributions189 helpful votes
Took a tour of Oakwood Cemetery and what an eye opening experience. A large array of famous and not so famous in the Austin area. Very interesting.
Date of experience: March 2017
White_Kong wrote a review Jul 2016
Leeds, Alabama216 contributions24 helpful votes
Very nice cemetery with nice statuary. It was definitely worth the stop, and I'd surely visit again.
Date of experience: December 2015