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Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago

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Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Oak Woods Cemetery is a large lawn cemetery in Chicago, Illinois. Located at 1035 E. 67th Street, in the Greater Grand Crossing area of Chicago's South Side. Established 167 years ago on February 12, 1853, it covers 183 acres (74 ha).
Oak Woods is the final resting place of several famous Americans including Harold Washington, Ida B. Wells, Jesse Owens, and Enrico Fermi. It is also the setting for a mass grave and memorial for Confederate prisoners of war from Camp Douglas, called the Confederate Mound.
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  • My wife and I have visited many famous cemeteries in our travels across the country. Most notable are Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC, Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, and...  more »
  • Labor Day weekend was very quiet and respectful. This was not our first visit and not our last. I have been a visitor all my life and I can see all the changes. Some things change and other...  more »
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  • Staff is very helpful. I live out of state and it is important to me to have flowers placed for my family on our special days. Through these many years they have always been faithful in helping me respect my loved ones with flowers and flag placements. Thank you again for your kindness, caring, and respect to my family. John A. Jackson's daughter.
  • I LOVE OAK WOODS CEMETERY BECAUSE I HAVE MY LOVE ONE'S IN THAT AREA

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