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Martinsville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oakwood Cemetery

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, 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. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 36° 41.267′ N, 79° 52.687′ W. Marker is in Martinsville, Virginia. Marker is on Cemetery Street 0.1 miles west of Moss Street South, on the left when traveling
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2021
2. Oakwood Cemetery Marker
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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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Belleview (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsville.
 
 
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 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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