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Oakwood Cemetery
Austin, Travis County, Texas

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Oakwood Cemetery

GPS: 30.276759, -97.726518

1601 Navasota St.
Austin, TX 78702

Published: August 7, 2016
Total Records: 15,126

Oakwood Cemetery is owned by the City of Austin, Parks and Recreation Department, and managed by a contractor.


Oakwood is the oldest cemetery in the City of Austin. Provision for a cemetery was made in 1839 when the city was founded, and in that year, according to Frank Brown, "the regular burying place was established on the southwest part of the present city cemetery." In 1856, Oakwood was deeded to the city by the State of Texas. In 1866, Temple Beth Israel bought two sections for its congregation. The official name has changed several times. In 1886, it was named "City Cemetery." In 1903, the name was changed to Austin City Cemetery, and in 1912 it received its present name.

Today, Oakwood Cemetry is closed to new burials.

Cemetery Records

The following records were obtained from the Austin Public Library.

Records were originally kept in a series of index books. Some of the books were transcribed into electronic form. Others were not.

Book 21 - Alexander Eanes Cemetery (City/Oakwood), October 3, 1859 - May 6, 1866 (not transcribed)
Book 8 - Oakwood Cemetery interments, July 24, 1866 - December 19, 1880 (transcribed)
Book 9 - Cemetery Record, March 17, 1874 - December 30, 1900 (transcribed)
Book 7 - Index-Cemetery Record-Oakwood Cemetery, January 1901 - December 30, 1924 (transcribed)
Book 10 - Death Record and Index, November 24, 1914 - January 30, 1933 (1936) (not transcribed)
Book 11 - Record of Property Sold, February 4, 1874 - August 3, 1940 (not transcribed)
Day Books, 1926-1978 (not transcribed)
Lot Description Book, undated (not transcribed)
Index Book, 1939-1973 (not transcribed)

Note: persons with no dates of birth and death are still living.

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