Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Martinsville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oakwood Cemetery

 
 
Oakwood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 24, 2021
1. Oakwood Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Town of Martinsville chartered Oakwood Cemetery in 1883 and deeded it to the Martinsville Cemetery Association in 1887. Buried here are about 80 Confederates soldiers, at least one Union soldier, and veterans of World Wars I and II. Also interred here are George Waller, Revolutionary War officer and a founder of Henry County; John R. Brown, member of the U.S. House of Representatives; Thomas G. Burch, members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate ; Sallie Cook Booker, the third woman elected to the General Assembly of Virginia; and Stafford G. Whittle and his son, Kennon C. Whittle, both justices of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-125.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 36° 41.267′ N, 79° 52.687′ W. Marker is
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
in Martinsville, Virginia. Marker is on Cemetery Street, 0.1 miles west of Moss Street South, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 Cemetery St, Martinsville VA 24112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Oakwood Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fayette Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Near War's End (approx. 0.4 miles away); Martinsville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry County War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brigadier General Joseph Martin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry County U.D.C. Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Martinsville's Early Textile Mills (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsville.
 
Oakwood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 24, 2021
2. Oakwood Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=172170

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
May. 28, 2024