Oakwood Cemetery Historic District (NRIS 100002473)
701 Grand Ave.,
Texas. County/parish: Tarrant.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
May 29, 2018.
- Oakwood Cemetery (Fort Worth, Texas)
- Oakwood Cemetery is a historic cemetery in the city of Fort Worth, Texas. Deeded to the city in 1879, it is the burial place of local prominent local citizens, pioneers, politicians, and performers.
Located at 701 Grand Avenue, Oakwood is a 62-acre cemetery on the north side of the Trinity River, just across the river from downtown Fort Worth. The cemetery is actually composed of three historically distinct cemeteries divided along racial and religious lines: New City Cemetery, the oldest section historically limited to white burials; Trinity Cemetery, designated for African-American burials; and Calvary Cemetery, a section specifically for Catholic burials.The cemetery was designated a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places in 2018 and a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1966. One grave site within the cemetery is also designated separately as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark since 1983. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/100002473