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    Oak Hill Cemetery

    1120 19th Street North
    Birmingham , AL 35234
    205-251-6532

    Website: oakhillbirmingham.com


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    In 1871 the City of Birmingham purchased from the Elyton Land Company 21.5 acres of land for a city cemetery (later named Oak Hill). The deed was issued December 29, 1873. As the first city cemetery, Oak Hill became the resting place for virtually all of the Birmingham pioneers. Oak Hill Cemetery has been placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. Oak Hill Cemetery was also placed on the National Register of Historic Places on...

    In 1871 the City of Birmingham purchased from the Elyton Land Company 21.5 acres of land for a city cemetery (later named Oak Hill). The deed was issued December 29, 1873. As the first city cemetery, Oak Hill became the resting place for virtually all of the Birmingham pioneers. Oak Hill Cemetery has been placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. Oak Hill Cemetery was also placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 13, 1977. It was the first cemetery in the State of Alabama to be listed on this prestigious register.Oak Hill Memorial Association is a not-for-profit organization, has been entrusted with the responsibility of managing the historic Oak Hill Cemetery since 1913. The Association’s mission is to share the historic and cultural importance of Oak Hill Cemetery through community outreach, and to preserve and improve the existing facilities to leave a lasting legacy for future generations.


     

     

    Upcoming Events

    Oak Hill Cemetery

    Presented by Oak Hill Cemetery at Oak Hill Cemetery

    October 19, 2010 - Ongoing

    Spring Film-Fest

    Presented by Oak Hill Cemetery at Oak Hill Cemetery

    June 8 - June 9, 2017

    Media Reviews


    • Article: Overlooking Birmingham
      Weld Birmingham - Jun 19, 2013
      By Mark Kelley

      Along with 60 or so other folks, we had spent the couple of hours just after sunset in Oak Hill Cemetery, watching the harvest moon rise over Birmingham. Early cloud cover made the lunar show less than spectacular, though my kids and the new friends… Expand

      Along with 60 or so other folks, we had spent the couple of hours just after sunset in Oak Hill Cemetery, watching the harvest moon rise over Birmingham. Early cloud cover made the lunar show less than spectacular, though my kids and the new friends they found at Oak Hill made an adventure of that as they hopped among the headstones, one or another of them yelling out every time the moon shone through the gauzy billows that ringed the skyline. Collapse

    • Event Name: Steampunk Stroll/ Victorian Picnic
      Article: Gathering at the cemetery
      Weld for Birmingham - Jun 04, 2013
      By Rebecca Dobrinski

      At first glance, the fancifully dressed visitors to Birmingham’s own Victorian era cemetery might have looked like average mourners from the 1870s. But those period details, when seen through more modern imaginations, are what make Steampunk fashion… Expand

      At first glance, the fancifully dressed visitors to Birmingham’s own Victorian era cemetery might have looked like average mourners from the 1870s. But those period details, when seen through more modern imaginations, are what make Steampunk fashion so fitting at Oak Hill Cemetery. Collapse

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