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

Historic Oakwood Cemetery

Martinsville, Virginia

 

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By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2021
1. Historic Oakwood Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Martinsville's oldest public cemetery was established as a part of First Episcopal Church on land given by Mr. Marshall Hairston in 1847. The original location was on the corner of Moss and Church Streets. Around 1885 the church cemetery was condemned and moved to the current location to become Martinsville's only public cemetery. The original tract consisted of 8+ acres and was purchased from James Moss Smith for $50 per acre.
 
Erected by Martinsville Cemetery Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
 
Location. 36° 41.222′ N, 79° 52.761′ W. Marker is in Martinsville, Virginia. Marker can be reached from 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: 109 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. Oakwood Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fayette Street (approx. half a mile away); Near War's End (approx. half a mile
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2021
2. Historic Oakwood Cemetery Marker
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away); Martinsville (approx. half a mile away); Henry County War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Brigadier General Joseph Martin (approx. half a mile away); Henry County U.D.C. Monument (approx. half a mile away); Belleview (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Last updated on April 29, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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