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Situated across the Allegheny River south of the city of Warren at 37 Mohawk Avenue, Oakland is the largest cemetery in the county.
Driving directions from the Hickory Street bridge in Warren (less than 1 mile; 5 minutes): drive south across the Hickory Street bridge and at the traffic light at the end of the bridge, turn left onto Crescent Park road which will parallel the Allegheny River. There is a very confusing intersection at the next traffic light and US highway 6. Continue straight through the intersection and you'll be on Mohawk Avenue.
The sign and paved entrance for the cemetery will be almost immediately on your left. Should you miss the driveway, the entrance to Saint Joseph Cemetery is just beyond. The two cemeteries sit adjacent to each other, but it is difficult to find roads that intersect. You can either turn around in the entrance to Saint Joseph or, better yet, take a quick drive through the cemetery grounds to get a nice overview of the city of Warren and both cemeteries.
Map of Cemetery Location - coming soon
Take a stroll through the cemetery...
|The old Oakland Cemetery chapel is near the entrance.|
|The grounds are well maintained with both
paved and gravel roads throughout.
Many large mausoleums and tombstones dot the cemetery.
|Below, the proximity of the two cemeteries is evident, with part of Saint Joseph Cemetery in the foreground|
|and part of Oakland on the lower slope.
Each of the two parallel paved roads belongs to a different cemetery!
On the same level as the chapel and to the right is the circle of Civil War gravestones.
Civil War memorial for George Lauffenberger
Pvt, Co. C
|The grounds are varied in terrain, with steep hillsides, gentle slopes, and flat expanses.|
|From left to right, the three larger stones have the following inscriptions:|
Asker F. Davis
The second stone, largest of the three in this photo, has a number of inscriptions around the middle face:
|The third tall stone is visible below the bright orange foliage and is just over the hill from the others. Inscription: Melancthon Miles, 1830-1881.|
|The Odd Fellows Circle is defined by the tall stone
in the center of the photograph.
|Photographs contributed by Penelope Repko|
Almost 15,000 burials in this cemetery are listed on Find-A-Grave - Oakland Cemetery, many with photographs of individual tombstones.
Famous burials include:
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