Historic Oakwood Cemetery

Cemeteries hold a mysterious power over the living… lingering souls begging to be remembered of past deeds that shaped the world as it is today.  The Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Texas is the oldest in the city and steeped in dark memory.  Officially it dates back to the mid-1850’s but it is rumored to have existed well before that time.  You’ll find notable residents like Dr. Annie Webb, Blanton – the first woman elected to statewide office in Texas and John Barclay Armstrong – Texas Ranger, U.S. Marshall who captured the notorious killer John Wesley Hardin.

Oakwood Cemetery is still in use today and you’ll find a mixture of historic monuments and modern headstones honoring the dead.

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