Welcome to Oakland Historic Cemetery
The Midwest’s Oldest Cemetery
Actively Operating with Beautiful Sites Available
Today Oakland Cemetery’s stunning wooded grounds, rolling landscape and rich textural monuments continue to make it a very desirable and peaceful resting place. Now new generations of St. Paul’s non denominational communities are finding their final resting places at Oakland Cemetery.
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My maternal grand parents, grandma, great. uncles, and other family and friends are resting there. I love this Cemetery, it's so peaceful, beautiful, and Serene. We visit there several times a year.
Beautiful old monuments, tree stump monuments, and lots of trees.
The most beautiful and unique headstones can be found in this cemetery. This past May we also laid a close friend of mine to rest here. It was his favorite place to go and close to his home...
Oakland cemetery was founded in 1853 as a forty acre, nondenominational cemetery. Over the years, more acreage was added becoming it’s current one-hundred acre site. Well known landscape architect, Horace Cleveland, attributed to the cemetery’s park-like design.
Amongst Oakland’s gentle contours and beneath its towering hardwoods rest the bones of pioneers, magnates, heroes, nameless poor (acres were set aside as the “county plot”), the first immigrants to the city and the most recent.
Founded in 1853, Oakland is Minnesota’s oldest public cemetery and a gathering place, in death, of people from the full range of St. Paul history, from the city’s founders to recent immigrants. It is also a place of beauty.