Oakwood Cemetery

Oakwood Cemetery (HMH0Z)

Location: Austin, TX 78702 Travis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 16.535', W 97° 43.705'

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In 1839, when Austin was being opened as a site favored for the Capital of the Republic of Texas, a regular burial place was established in what is now the southwest part of Oakwood Cemetery. A decedent was buried on this hill at a spot to the right of Oakwood's present main entrance and northwest of the Hebrew ground within the enclosure. It was not until Sept. 1, 1856, however, that the land legally became city property. On that day the legislature of Texas transferred the burial tract from the public lands to the corporate City of Austin. Across the decades, the name has changed; in 1886 it was "City Cemetery"; 1903, "Austin City Cemetery"; 1912, "Oakwood".

Here lie the mortal remains of many pioneers and builders of Austin, and their successors; among them national and state personalities; cabinet members, governors and other high state officials, Mayors, business and professional leaders, and solid citizens from all walks of life.

The two Jewish sections of Oakwood have been given perpetual care by Temple Beth Israel since 1876. The Austin city government accepted responsibility for permanent care of Oakwood Cemetery in 1970.
HM NumberHMH0Z
Marker Number14309
Year Placed1972
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 9:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 622305 N 3350007
Decimal Degrees30.27558333, -97.72841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.535', W 97° 43.705'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 32.10" N, 97° 43' 42.30" W
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Area Code(s)512, 361
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1601-1799 Navasota St, Austin TX 78702, US
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