There are almost 40,000 markers at Oakland, yet records indicate that more than 70,000 souls rest here. Many graves originally had wooden markers that deteriorated and disintegrated before preservation efforts began in the cemetery. An estimated 7,500 residents lie in unmarked graves in Potter’s Field and 3,000+ soldiers in the Confederate Grounds along with many in the African American Grounds and other areas, known and unknown. Burial sites are often uncovered by our PRO and Garden Teams beneath years of landscape changes and growth.
If you’re interested in locating a burial at Oakland, please contact Sam Reed, Oakland Cemetery’s sexton, at 404-658-6019.