0SpotsChatMapGuide
Oak Hill Cemetery

Oak Hill Cemetery

Birmingham

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. ​ Although the early residents complained that Oak Hill Cemetery (then known as City Cemetery) was too far from town, the city center has expanded to the Southern border of the cemetery. Its location on the South-facing slopes of North Birmingham offer some of the most spectacular vistas of the city. So much so, that Pioneer citizen Charles Linn was reported to have stated: "O ye of little Faith! When I die, bury me on the high promontory overlooking Birmingham, so that on Judgment Day I will gaze upon the greatest industrial city in the entire South!" Oak Hill Cemetery has been placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. Oak Hill Cemetery was also placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 13, 1977. It was the first cemetery in the State of Alabama to be listed on this prestigious register.

Visit Website Call Us
Oak Hill Cemetery

Visit Us

  • 1120 19th Street North
  • Birmingham, AL 35234

Region

Birmingham is located in the Birmingham & Tuscaloosa Area of the Central Alabama Region

Fees

none

Hours of Operation

sunrise to sunset daily

Payments Accepted

American ExpressMastercardVisa

Where to Stay

Upcoming Events

Where to Eat

I want to discover my
Alabama Sweet Spot by

in
We use cookies on our website to enhance your experience. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. Learn more in our Privacy Policy.