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A visit to the Oakwood Cemetery ...

The location of the Oakwood Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Introduction ...

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.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Oakwood Cemetery ...

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Oakwood Cemetery.

Barracks   [Map]     Lake Monticello   [Map]    
Belmont   [Map]     Locust Grove   [Map]    
Charlottesville   [Map]     Logan Village   [Map]    
Commonwealth   [Map]     Monacan Town   [Map]    
Ednam Village   [Map]     Rio   [Map]    
Hollymead   [Map]     Rose Hill   [Map]    
Huntington Village   [Map]     Shadwell   [Map]    
Ivy   [Map]     University Heights   [Map]    
Jefferson Village   [Map]      

For the full list with details, please visit our 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 .

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

Charlottesville   [Map]
 - Located in Charlottesville City
 - Lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 
Crozet   [Map]
 - Located in Albemarle County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 
Scottsville   [Map]
 - Located in Albemarle County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the South (S) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 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 Oakwood Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Virginia
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Virginia
 

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 Virginia

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 25 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Oakwood Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Ash Lawn Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Barksdale Family Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Oakwood Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<3>

Chapman Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Church of the Good Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Coles Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Garrison Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Griffin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Hildebrand Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Ivy Creek Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Jefferson Tomb   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Liberty Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Magruder Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Monticello Graveyard   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Monticello Memorial Park   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Moon Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Mt. Eagle Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Munday Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Oak Union Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Riverview Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the east (E) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #51879<4>

St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #52030

Slate Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Oakwood Cemetery

University Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Oakwood Cemetery

Wake Forest Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Oakwood Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Oakwood Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. 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 Oakwood Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1479248   (Name of Record: Oakwood Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Charlottesville (city)
Lat: 38.0254172     Lon: -78.4858451   [Map]
Elev: 127         Map Name: Charlottesville East

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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: 38.0254, Longitude: -78.4858     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Oakwood Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>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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