Oakwood Cemetery is the final resting home for many of Charlottesville's citizens. The cemetery, which is located on Elliot Avenue, is owned by the city of Charlottesville.
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Oakwood technically includes a 2-acre section that was originally called the Daughters of Zion Cemetery, even though it is located on Oak Street across Ridge Street. This cemetery was created in 1873 and was the burying place for many prominent African-American citizens such as Benjamin Tonsler. 
City Council allocated $1,000 in February 1957 to purchase more land for the cemetery from the estate of Hugh R. Hawkins. .
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Web. Oakwood Cemetery, Neighborhood Development Services, State and National Historic Districts, Resources & Surveys in Charlottesville, City of Charlottesville, retrieved May 7, 2012.
- ↑ Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, 4 Feb. 1957.