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Profile for the Oak Woods Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have any burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Oak Woods Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Oak Woods Cemetery (FAG ID #173554)

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

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The Location of the Oak Woods Cemetery...

The Oak Woods Cemetery is located in Cook County. The county seat for Cook County is located in Chicago.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Oak Woods Cemetery

Lat:   41.7694°   (41° 46' 9")

Lon:   -87.6009°   (-87° 36' 3")

Establishment of the Oak Woods Cemetery ...

The Oak Woods Cemetery was established in 1855.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Oak Woods Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Cook County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Oak Woods Cemetery.

Blue Island   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Chicago   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Cicero   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Whiting   [Map]
 - Located in Lake County (IN)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oak Woods Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 34 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Oak Woods Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Cook County.

Archer Woods Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Bachelor Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Berger Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Bethania Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Beverly Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Burr Oak Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #104954
 
Cedar Park Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Chapel Hills Gardens South   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Couch Mausoleum   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Ever Rest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Free Sons of Israel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Hazel Green Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Joseph and Sons Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #106612
 
Lithuanian National Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #106636
 
Mt. Auburn Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Mt. Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #643906
 
Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Oak Hill Cemetery (IN)   [Map]
 - Located in Lake County (IN)
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Oakland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Ressurection Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #107652
 
Restvale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Resurrection Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #107849
 
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #107988
 
Waldheim Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery
 
Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oak Woods Cemetery

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Oak Woods Cemetery.

Alsip   [Map]Canaryville   [Map]Grant Village   [Map]
Bedford Park   [Map]Carl Sandburg Village   [Map]Hometown   [Map]
Blue Island   [Map]Chatham   [Map]Merrionette Park   [Map]
Bridgeport   [Map]Chicago   [Map]New City   [Map]
Burbank   [Map]Cicero   [Map]Oak Lawn   [Map]
Burnham   [Map]Dolton   [Map]Riverdale   [Map]
Burnside   [Map]East Side   [Map]Stickney   [Map]
Calumet Heights   [Map]Evergreen Park   [Map]Swede Town   [Map]
Calumet Park   [Map]Forest View   [Map]Washington Park   [Map]

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Oak Woods Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Illinois:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Cook County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

DuPage County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kankakee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kendall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McHenry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Will County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jasper County (IN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lake County (IN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
LaPorte County (IN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County (IN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Porter County (IN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Illinois:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Illinois,     of Cook County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Illinois
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Illinois
Find-A-Grave:     The Oak Woods Cemetery (FAG ID #173554)
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Illinois,     of Cook County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Illinois

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Oak Woods Cemetery ...

While our initial data for the Oak Woods Cemetery came from goverment sources, we have also found mention of the Oak Woods Cemetery elsewhere. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Oak Woods Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #414945   (Name of Record: Oakwoods Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Cook
Lat: 41.7700342     Lon: -87.6000484   [Map]
Elev: 180         Map Name: Jackson Park

Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:   FAG ID #173554

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Footnotes ...

<1>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Oak Woods Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7694, Longitude: -87.6009     [Map].

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