Love Lives in This Place.

Oak Hill CemetEry
Since 1871, we have been a special place. A place to lovingly, tenderly put to rest the loved ones of Birmingham families. This is our commitment and purpose. This is our honor. But we are more than a place. While many may see us as a place of death, we are in reality, a place of life. New life. Enduring life. Because memories, history, honor, and tradition live on at Oak Hill. Oak Hill is a place of life because we plant the seed of care, preservation, hope, and fellowship every day.
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A Brief History

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. As the first city cemetery, Oak Hill became the resting place for virtually all of the Birmingham pioneers.

Oak Hill Cemetery’s (then known as City Cemetery) location on the South-facing slopes of North Birmingham offers some of the most spectacular vistas of the city. So much so that Oak Hill Cemetery has been placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage and was also placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 13, 1977 — the first cemetery in the State of Alabama to be listed on this prestigious register.
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Far left, holding his hat: Samuel Earle, former President of the Association. Far right rear, George Willis Hays, Association Secretary 1924-1936. Second from right, front row: Mayor George Ward.
Grand Army of the Republic lot, ca. 1933.
Oak Hill entrance on 19th Street ca.1912

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Film Nights

During the tolerable Southern months, Oak Hill Cemetery features film nights. You are encouraged to join us and to bring a folding chair or blanket and any picnic items that you would like to bring. Please check below for a list of upcoming film events.

(Film title may be subject to change.)

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