Shreveport in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
— Shreveport —
Earliest tombstone dated 1842. Cemetery officially opened in 1847. At least 16 mayors are buried here as well as some 1,000 Confederate veterans & soldiers. Fence and walls erected 1905, the same year it began to be officially called "Oakland," rather than "City Cemetery." Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1977.
Erected by Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.
Location. 32° 30.483′ N, 93° 45.226′ W. Marker is in Shreveport, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker can be reached from Milam Street near Grand Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Milam Street, Shreveport LA 71101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mr. Brooks (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Oakland Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Elvis Presley (within shouting distance of this marker); James Burton (within shouting distance of this marker); Logan Mansion (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Texas Avenue Row First Jewish Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Olgilvie-Wiener House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shreveport.
More about this marker. Located just in the cemetery property from the Grand Avenue/Milam Street entrance.
Also see . . . Cemetery Website. (Submitted on October 5, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. 3. submitted on October 5, 2019.