Oak Ridge Cemetery Foundation

The mission of the Oak Ridge Cemetery Foundation is to maintain, preserve, and enhance all that is in its domain to honor this living memorial.

Month: May, 2017

Preservation of Lincoln and Springfield’s History

Oak Ridge GoFundMe

The internment records of Lincolns’ burials will be restored and preserved! The simple, one-inch-thick book is the first volume of internment records beginning in 1858 at Oak Ridge, the second most visited cemetery In the United States due to its most famous internments. The second volume contains the record of Mary Lincoln’s 1882 funeral at the cemetery, among many others. Both books have deteriorated over time. 

Preservation costs include the restoration of the two books, an archival display case and facsimile copies of the documents for educational viewing.

Total restoration cost: $40,000

Check out the Oak Ridge Cemetery Internment Records HERE

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New Block Signs

Eighty five new cohesive blocks signs have replaced the aging signage throughout the cemetery, including informative graphics about select gravesites, notable areas, and historic trees.