Tyler in Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
In 1903, additional land was acquired and the cemetery renamed Oakwood. City officials hired William A. Woldert (1885-1937) to map the grounds, locate old graves, and lay out more walkways. Further improvements were made by WPA labor in the 1930s, when Oakwood was again enlarged. By the 1970s, the burial ground contained 19.5 acres with over 2,000 marked graves.
Many of Tyler's most prominent citizens are buried here, including Judge Stockton P. Donley (1821-1871), Texas Supreme Court Justice; and Governor Richard B. Hubbard (1832-1901), who also served as U.S. Ambassador to Japan.
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical
Location. 32° 21.2′ N, 95° 18.533′ W. Marker is in Tyler, Texas, in Smith County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Line Street and North Ellis Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is approximately 260 feet west of the Line St gate. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 West Line Street, Tyler TX 75702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richard Bennett Hubbard (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge Stockton P. Donley (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Tyler (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marvin Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Patterson Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Colonel Bryan Marsh / Texas Civil War Manufacturing (approx. half a mile away); City of Tyler (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tyler.
Regarding Oakwood Cemetery. This is an old cemetery and the driveways are very narrow. The cemetery has electric gates that lock at dusk and open at dawn.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.