Oakwood Cemetery
Oakwood Cemetery
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Austin's oldest cemetery.
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TiaTaiLa
Tarrytown, NY167 contributions
Solo
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.
Written December 15, 2018
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Oranparker
Sulphur, LA108 contributions
Couples
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.
Written November 19, 2019
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DarkLark15
Austin, TX185 contributions
Couples
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.
Written May 20, 2019
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Joel M
Buda, TX1,833 contributions
Friends
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.
Written March 11, 2017
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White_Kong
Leeds, AL224 contributions
Friends
Very nice cemetery with nice statuary. It was definitely worth the stop, and I'd surely visit again.
Written July 19, 2016
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Debra S
Louisville, KY249 contributions
Business
We always visit local cemeteries. This one had nice history. The Woodsmen of the World are very popular.
Written April 3, 2016
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sally8363
Vidor, TX664 contributions
Couples
This could've been a great experience, but really wasn't, and I'm sad for that. We love the history of old cemeteries. But we set out with some specifics and they weren't met.

The Texas travel booklet said the office would have maps. We wanted to see Texas Governer James Hogg's and Alamo survivors Susannah Dickinson's graves. But the office was closed and there were no maps to take. The maps pinned up on the board by the door were ok, but once you get in the car you don't have any way to relate them to where you are.

The cemetery is laid out in grids which is nice, and if you had a map, you could tell where to go. HOWEVER....the street names are named on the map....but not in the cemetery. So you have to try to figure out which street you're on. If you don't have a map, again, it's really hard.

There's a thing by the office that says there are Q codes you can scan throughout the cemetery, but we never could find any. It would've been neat to do that to get more information through our iPhone Q Readers.

The cemetery was also in great need of a lawnmower visit when we went.
Written June 4, 2015
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tripperColorado
Loveland, CO33 contributions
Couples
Always check out cemeteries when we vacation--Oakwood was a gem. Love the park style and old stones.
Written June 3, 2015
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814jamesu
Austin, United States164 contributions
Family
Get introduced to many of the foundering families of Austin as well as Texas in this small but historical cemetery. You will recognize many of the names because streets, hotels and parks (Zilker anyone?) are represented and buried under beautiful head stones. Make sure you are in the old part. It's grown in the past decade.
Written February 17, 2015
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