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Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River

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Oak Grove Cemetery is a historic cemetery located at 765 Prospect Street in Fall River, Massachusetts. It was established in 1855 and greatly improved upon in the years that followed. It features Gothic Revival elements, including an elaborate entrance arch constructed of locally quarried Fall River granite. The cemetery originally contained 47 acres, but has since been expanded to over 120 acres. The cemetery is the city's most significant, built in the planned rural-garden style of Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was designed and laid out by local architect Josiah Brown, who is also known for his designs of early mills including the Union, Border City, and others.
Oak Grove Cemetery is the final resting place of many of the city's elite, including prominent mill owners and merchants. It also contains the city's Civil War Monument, donated by Richard Borden.

The cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. It is still owned and operated by the City of Fall River.

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  • Of course after taking the Lizzy Borden house tour the wife just had to come and continue her spooky sights. Arrows lead straight to where she needed to go. Didn't spend much more time in there to.....  more »
  • If you need to see where the Bordens are buried, this is the place. There are even footprints in the road that lead you to the markers.  more »
  • Beautiful cemetery with lots of history. Only downside is the sheer size, it's not hard to get lost!
  • This cemetery is beautiful and peaceful. I went and visited Lizzie Borden. I had a nice time. It was a nice experience on my New England tour.

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