In 1871 the City of Birmingham purchased from the Elyton Land Company 21.5 acres of land for a city cemetery (later named Oak Hill). The deed was issued December 29, 1873. As the first city cemetery, Oak Hill became the resting place for virtually all of the Birmingham pioneers.
Not only is Oak Hill the pioneer cemetery for Birmingham, but it is also a vibrant and active place with several public activities, including tours, outdoor film festivals, parties and picnics. Certain facilities are also available for private events. For more information, click below.
To remain a beautiful and tranquil spot on the north side of downtown, Oak Hill Cemetery needs the support of of individuals and groups who are willing to volunteer their services, time and resources. For information on how you can become involved with our preservation efforts, click below.