Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Oakland Cemetery relocated to State Hwy 5 North during construction of Bull Shoals Dam

The Oakland Cemetery is located on State Highway 5 North approximately 1 mile South of the Missouri State Line. This cemetery was relocated from another location in Marion County when Bull Shoals Dam was built. A sign at the cemetery indicates it was established in January, 1949.  This cemetery also includes relocated burials from the former Yocum, Hogan, and Anglin cemeteries. This is an active and well maintained cemetery, with a Board of Trustees overseeing maintenance and lot assignments.

Oakland Cemetery sign, gate, and arch
on a cold winter afternoon

A pavilion is located in the middle of the cemetery

A view of gravesites at the Oakland Cemetery

Another view of Oakland Cemetery

Map of the original Oakland Cemetery

Map of the original Hogan Cemetery

Map of original Yocham Cemetery

Map of the relocated "New" Oakland Cemetery

I was unable to find a COE map of the original Anglin Cemetery, nor do I know its original location, although both the Baxter County Cemetery Book and the sign on the pavilion at Oakland Cemetery confirm that the Anglin Cemetery was relocated here as well.

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