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*OAKLAND CEMETERY GATE

Oakland (now Oakland-Fraternal) Cemetery
Pulaski County,
Arkansas

On January 1, 1860, the land which is now Oakland Fraternal Cemetery was acquired by the City of Little Rock and it remains City property today. The cemetery is governed by a Board of commissioners selected by the city from among those who own property in the Cemetery. The operations of the cemetery are supported solely by the sale of lots, by burial charges,and by perpetual care investments income: there is no direct financial support by the city.
The earliest tombstone of which there is a record is dated February 20, 1863. There were estimated to be over 16,000 markers and monuments in the cemetery in 1996. Among the noteworthy buried in Oakland are U. M. Rose, Ambassador to the Hague Peace Conference; Henry Niles Pierce, the first Episcopal Bishop of Arkansas; Logan H. Roots, for whom Ft. Veterans Hospital is named; former Governor and Senator James P. Clarke; Governors Daniel W. Jones and General John Seldon Roane; James Henry Southall, founder of the medical department of the Arkansas Industrial University (now the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences); and many more persons of distinction.

Even though the actual name of the cemetery is now Oakland-Fraternal, on this site we are showing them as Oakland (now managed as Oakland-Fraternal) and Fraternal (African American) (now managed as Oakland-Fraternal).

Contributed on 10/15/08 by Excellmoney
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Record #: 78944

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Submitted: 10/15/08 • Approved: 12/7/08 • Last Updated: 7/28/12 • R78944-G0-S3

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