The OES visited Oak Grove Cemetery on May 5, 2001. Upon arriving, we noticed the tombstones near the entrance were newer with some even being up to the current date. We drove around to the other side of the hill and the older tombstones appeared. There were a few hundred tombstones in the cemetery and most were in great condition. There were only a handful, mostly from the 1800s, that were weathered beyond recognition. The oldest date of death we found on a tombstone dated to 1811, so the cemetery was probably founded sometime around then. There were many Civil War veterans buried in the cemetery, as well as veterans from many wars after. Overall Oak Grove Cemetery was an interesting place to visit.

Location Information: Active Cemetery