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Oak Hill Cemetery
There are several notable burials at Oak Hill. William S. Mudd, the builder of Arlington Antebellum Home & Gardens Robert Henley, the first mayor of Birmingham, James Sloss the founder of Sloss Furnaces, and Fred Shuttlesworth a noted civil rights leader are just a few of the many buried at Oak Hill. There were also numerous American Civil War veterans buried here. Additionally, Oak Hill has a "Potter's Field" section where many victims of the 1873 cholera epidemic were buried.
In 1977, Oak Hill Cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Oak Hill Memorial Association works to preserve and restore the cemetery and its existing records and facilities. Oak Hill Memorial Association also puts on a lot of events during the year including character tours and fun runs. The proximity to the city makes Oak Hill a convenient location to bike and jog.
Sources"About Us." Oak Hill Cemetery. Accessed October 10. 2015. http://www.oakhillbirmingham.com/about_us.
Birmingham, Alabama 35192
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