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Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Oakwood Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave <1> website: The Oakwood Cemetery (FG ID #65510)

Note: 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 ...

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

Lat:   43.0305°   (43° 1' 49")

Lon:   -76.1351°   (-76° 8' 6")

The cemetery is located in Onondaga County<2>.

As an estimate, the Oakwood Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Syracuse.

The county seat for Onondaga County is located in Syracuse. Syracuse lies just to the north northwest of the Oakwood Cemetery .

Name Variations for Oakwood Cemetery ...

When doing your research, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations.

Oakwood Cemetery has also been known as:

  • Morningside Cemetery

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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:

  • Pages specific to New York:
  • Pages specific to Onondaga County:
  • Genealogy information for nearby counties:
  • Cemetery Information and Directories:
  • About the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ...
    • Although we don't have a link to the Oakwood Cemetery itself, you might be curious about the African Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at:
    • The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • List of neighboring communities ...

    The following 30 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the Oakwood Cemetery.

    We've listed the following communities based on their distance from Oakwood Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Syracuse
      (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Nedrow
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nedrow have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nedrow
      • Nedrow is located in Onondaga County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nedrow <4>
    • De Witt
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Witt
      • De Witt is located in Onondaga County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,962 people
    • Lyncourt
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyncourt have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyncourt
      • Lyncourt is located in Onondaga County
    • Jamesville
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Galeville
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galeville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galeville
      • Galeville is located in Onondaga County
    • East Syracuse
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Syracuse have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Syracuse
      • East Syracuse is located in Onondaga County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,907 people
    • Solvay
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solvay have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solvay
      • Solvay is located in Onondaga County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,256 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solvay <4>
    • Mattydale
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Westvale
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westvale have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westvale
      • Westvale is located in Onondaga County
    • Sentinel Heights
      (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sentinel Heights
      • Sentinel Heights is located in Onondaga County
    • Lyndon
      (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyndon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyndon
      • Lyndon is located in Onondaga County
    • Continue List   (18 more) ...
      • Fairmount
        (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmount
        • Fairmount is located in Onondaga County
      • Cards Corners
        (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cards Corners
        • Cards Corners is located in Onondaga County
      • Indian Village
        (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Village
        • Indian Village is located in Onondaga County
      • Fayetteville
        (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayetteville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
        • Fayetteville is located in Onondaga County
        • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,028 people
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville <4>
      • Liverpool
        (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Lakeland
        (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeland
        • Lakeland is located in Onondaga County
      • Minoa
        (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minoa have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minoa
        • Minoa is located in Onondaga County
        • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,414 people
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minoa <4>
      • North Syracuse
        (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Syracuse
        • North Syracuse is located in Onondaga County
        • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,595 people
      • Orchard Village
        (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Village
        • Orchard Village is located in Onondaga County
      • Manlius
        (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manlius have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manlius
        • Manlius is located in Onondaga County
        • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,412 people
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manlius <4>
      • Camillus
        (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camillus have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camillus
        • Camillus is located in Onondaga County
        • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,190 people
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camillus <4>
      • Cardiff
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardiff
        • Cardiff is located in Onondaga County
      • LaFayette
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaFayette
        • LaFayette is located in Onondaga County
        • LaFayette has also been known as:
        • LaFayette Square
        • Te-Ka-Wis-To-Ta
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaFayette <4>
      • Log City
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Log City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Log City
        • Log City is located in Onondaga County
      • Watervale
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watervale
        • Watervale is located in Onondaga County
      • Eagle Village
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Village
        • Eagle Village is located in Onondaga County
      • Kirkville
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
      • Seneca Knolls
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seneca Knolls have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca Knolls
        • Seneca Knolls is located in Onondaga County

    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. The following communities are located in Onondaga County.

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

    We've listed the following communities alphabetically.

    List of nearby cemeteries ...

    Based on our list of cemeteries, we know of 22 that are within 5 miles [8 km] of the Oakwood Cemetery.<6>

    We've listed the following cemeteries based on their distance from Oakwood Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Rose Hill Cemetery
      (Less than 2 miles to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Rose Hill Cemetery is located in Onondaga County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rose Hill Cemetery
    • St. Agnes Cemetery
      (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Agnes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The St. Agnes Cemetery is located in Onondaga County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Agnes Cemetery
    • St.s Peter and Paul Russion Orthodox Cemetery
      (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Anshe Sfard Cemetery
      (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Workmen's Circle Cemetery
      (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Ahavath Achim Cemetery
      (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Chevra Shas Cemetery
      (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
      • The Chevra Shas Cemetery is located in Onondaga County
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Chevra Shas Cemetery is located outside and to the southeast of Syracuse.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chevra Shas Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2214388 <1>
    • Walnut Grove Cemetery
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walnut Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Walnut Grove Cemetery is located in Onondaga County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walnut Grove Cemetery
    • St. Marys Cemetery
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
      • The St. Marys Cemetery is located in Onondaga County
      • The St. Marys Cemetery has also been known as:
      • St. Mary's Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #66074 <1>
    • Assumption Cemetery
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • First Ward Cemetery
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the First Ward Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The First Ward Cemetery is located in Onondaga County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the First Ward Cemetery
    • Myrtle Cemetery
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Myrtle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Myrtle Cemetery is located in Onondaga County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Myrtle Cemetery
    • Continue List   (10 more) ...
      • Onondaga Valley Cemetery
        (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
        • The Onondaga Valley Cemetery is located in Onondaga County
        • To give a relative sense of its location, the Onondaga Valley Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of Syracuse.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Onondaga Valley Cemetery
        • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #65559 <1>
      • DeWitt Cemetery - Old Section
        (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the DeWitt Cemetery - Old Section have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The DeWitt Cemetery - Old Section is located in Onondaga County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the DeWitt Cemetery - Old Section
      • DeWitt Cemetery - New Section
        (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the DeWitt Cemetery - New Section have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The DeWitt Cemetery - New Section is located in Onondaga County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the DeWitt Cemetery - New Section
      • White Chapel Memory Gardens
        (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Chapel Memory Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The White Chapel Memory Gardens is located in Onondaga County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Chapel Memory Gardens
      • Messina Springs Cemetery
        (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Messina Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Messina Springs Cemetery is located in Onondaga County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Messina Springs Cemetery
      • Woodlawn Cemetery
        (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
      • Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery
        (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery is located in Onondaga County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery
      • Loomis Hill Cemetery
        (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Loomis Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Loomis Hill Cemetery is located in Onondaga County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Loomis Hill Cemetery
      • DeWitt Cemetery
        (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the DeWitt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The DeWitt Cemetery is located in Onondaga County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the DeWitt Cemetery
      • Jamesville Walnutgrove Cemetery
        (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
        • The Jamesville Walnutgrove Cemetery is located in Onondaga County
        • The Jamesville Walnutgrove Cemetery has also been known as:
        • Jamesville Cemetery / Avery Memorial
        • Walnut Grove Cemetery
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jamesville Walnutgrove Cemetery
        • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2203995 <1>

    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 continue 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 Records ...
    • GNIS ID #957680  (Morningside Cemetery (historical))
      • Note: GNIS record #957680 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: Syracuse West
      • County: Onondaga         Elev: 161
      • Location given for GNIS #957680 (Morningside Cemetery (historical))
    • GNIS ID #959194  (Oakwood Cemetery)
      • Note: GNIS record #959194 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: Syracuse West
      • County: Onondaga         Elev: 167
      • Location given for GNIS #959194 (Oakwood Cemetery)
    • Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:  #65510

    The official website for Onondaga County: www.ongov.net/

    The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

    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.
    <2>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Onondaga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
    <3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 43.0305, Longitude: -76.1351    
    <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 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
    <6>While we have an extensive database of cemeteries (with over 200,000 entries), you can be assured that it's not complete and our list will be missing cemeteries.









 

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