The City's Oakwood Cemetery opened in 1861 and was designed as a "garden-style cemetery." Oakwood Cemetery was actually 4 cemeteries on the same property: the Catholic Cemetery, the City Cemetery, the Jewish Cemetery, and the Northern Michigan Asylum Cemetery, which is mostly unmarked. The park-like setting within 65 acres holds a lot of history and is the final resting place for a number of individuals that made an impact on what the City of Traverse City is today.
Annual Autumn Maintenance at Oakwood Cemetery
Starting in October, the dedicated team at Oakwood Cemetery embarks on their annual autumn maintenance. We kindly request that all items currently adorning cemetery plots be removed without delay. Any items left unattended will be removed and disposed of.
Beginning December 1st, winter wreaths are warmly welcomed on the plots. Additional items may not be placed until May 7th.