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A visit to the Oakwood Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, 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.

The Location of the Oakwood Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Oakwood Cemetery

The Oakwood Cemetery is located in Gaston County<1>.

The county seat for Gaston County is located in Gastonia. Gastonia lies just to the northeast of the Oakwood Cemetery .

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Oakwood Cemetery

Lat:   35.2615°   (35° 15' 41")

Lon:   -81.1881°   (-81° 11' 17")

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their websites are open to everyone.

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Oakwood Cemetery.

  • Alexis [Gaston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexis
    • Alexis [Gaston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Oakwood Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexis
  • Belmont [Gaston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
    • Belmont [Gaston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Oakwood Cemetery
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,622 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<4>
  • Bessemer City [Gaston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer City
    • Bessemer City [Gaston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Oakwood Cemetery
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,645 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bessemer City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer City<4>
  • Bowling Green [York County]
  • Continue List   (21 more) ...
    • Brown Town [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brown Town
      • Brown Town [Gaston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brown Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Town
    • Catawba [Gaston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catawba
      • Catawba [Gaston County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catawba have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Clover [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
      • Clover [York County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,800 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clover<4>
    • Cramerton [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cramerton
      • Cramerton [Gaston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cramerton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cramerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cramerton<4>
    • Crouse [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crouse
      • Crouse [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crouse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crouse
    • Dallas [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas
      • Dallas [Gaston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,851 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallas<4>
    • Gastonia [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gastonia
      • Gastonia [Gaston County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,640 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gastonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gastonia<4>
    • High Shoals [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Shoals
      • High Shoals [Gaston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Shoals
    • Iron Station [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Station
      • Iron Station [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Station
    • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Mountain
      • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,118 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kings Mountain<4>
    • Lowell [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
      • Lowell [Gaston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,744 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowell<4>
    • McAdenville [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McAdenville
      • McAdenville [Gaston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McAdenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McAdenville<4>
    • Mount Holly [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Holly
      • Mount Holly [Gaston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Holly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Holly<4>
    • Ranlo [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranlo
      • Ranlo [Gaston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranlo
    • Smyre [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyre
      • Smyre [Gaston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyre
    • South Gastonia [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Gastonia
      • South Gastonia [Gaston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Gastonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Gastonia
    • Spencer Mountain [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer Mountain
      • Spencer Mountain [Gaston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Estimated population in 2016: 36 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer Mountain
    • Stanley [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Gaston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,793 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<4>
    • Tryon [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryon
      • Tryon [Gaston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tryon
    • White Plains [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
      • White Plains [Cleveland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
    • Woodland [Gaston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Gaston County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Oakwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Oakwood Cemetery.

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 11 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Oakwood Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Gaston County.

  • Aviary Gardens [Gaston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Aviary Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Aviary Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aviary Gardens
  • Craig / Jenkins Family Cemetery [Gaston County]
  • Cramerton Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [Gaston County]
  • Edgewood Cemetery [Gaston County]
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Firestone Cemetery [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Firestone Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Firestone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Firestone Cemetery
    • Firestone Memorial Cemetery [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Firestone Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Firestone Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Firestone Memorial Cemetery
    • Gaston Memorial Park [Gaston County]
    • Pisgah Cemetery [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pisgah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pisgah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pisgah Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Oakwood Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah Cemetery
    • Rose Hill Cemetery [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rose Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill Cemetery
    • Shiloh Cemetery [Gaston County]
    • Westview Gardens [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Westview Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Westview Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westview Gardens

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we find it.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Oakwood Cemetery:

  • Referenced GNIS Record ...
  • GNIS ID #991488  (Oakwood Cemetery)
    • Note: GNIS record #991488 has been archived by the USGS. It is no longer maintained by the USGS, nor can it be retrieved from their website.
    • Class: cemetery         Map Name: Gastonia North
    • County: Gaston         Elev: 245
    • Location given for GNIS #991488 (Oakwood Cemetery)
    • Lat: 35.2615265           Lon: -81.1884116
    • Open a Google Map centered on the above location.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Gaston County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gaston County: www.co.gaston.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Gaston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 Oakwood Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2615, Longitude: -81.1881    
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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