Martinsville, Virginia

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Oakwood Cemetery's Historic Marker

Heritage & History

Location: 107 Cemetery St.

Marker Text:
“The Town of Martinsville chartered Oakwood Cemetery in 1883 and deeded it to the Martinsville Cemetery Association in 1887. Buried here are about 80 Confederate soldiers, at least one Union soldier, and veterans of World Wars I and II. Also interred here are George Waller, Revolutionary War officer and a founder of Henry County; John R. Brown, member of the U.S. House of Representatives; Thomas G. Burch, member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate; Sallie Cook Booker, the third woman elected to the General Assembly of Virginia; and Stafford G. Whittle and his son, Kennon C. Whittle, both justices of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.”

Department of Historic Resources, 2016 | Primary ID: 10928 

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