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City of Hutchinson
111 Hassan ST SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350
(P)320-587-5151
(F)320-234-4240

 


Introduction

Oakland Cemetery is owned and operated by the City of Hutchinson, MN and is under the direct supervision of the Mayor and City Council of Hutchinson.

The City's goal is to continue to create a quiet, peaceful, and beautiful space, respectful of those buried there, and their families. Throughout the year Oakland Cemetery demands the highest standard in grounds maintenance. To secure this effect, investments in land and facilities have been made. To continue the improvement and preservation of the appearance of Oakland Cemetery, the cooperation of all lot owners is required.

For the mutual protection of every lot owner in Oakland Cemetery, the City has adopted ordinances, of which all properties are subject to. Amendments or alterations to the rules are adopted by the City from time to time. Property documents make references to amendments and alterations to the ordinances are enforced for all properties.


History

Oakland Cemetery was established in 1857 upon the death of a four-year-old boy. Legend has it that the mother of the boy would not allow him to be buried out on the prairie where his grave may be disturbed. Records show that there were two other burials in 1857, the first in September and the others in November.

At that time, the cemetery was on the outer edge of the community, far removed from any populated area. Through the years, as Hutchinson has grown, Oakland Cemetery has gradually been surrounded primarily by residential areas. However, it has not lost the beauty and serenity that was originally found in this site, named Oakland Cemetery after the majestic oak trees which still stand overlooking the cemetery grounds.

Today Oakland Cemetery rests on approximately 34 acres of land in the southern portion of Hutchinson. There have been more than 6,000 burials in the cemetery. The addition of a columbarium and cremation burial area has expanded the range of services now offered by Oakland Cemetery.

Hours for Pre-Planning and Genealogy

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
or call 320-234-4455 to schedule an appointment.


Mailing Address

1400 Adams St SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350-7010

Street Address (no mail receptacle)
805 Oakland Ave SW


Office / Maintenance

The office and maintenance facility are conveniently located on cemetery grounds.


Directions

From the North:
Highway 15 South, through town, first left after curve, left at stop sign onto frontage road.

From the South:
Highway 15 North, right at third set of stop lights, immediate left onto frontage road, straight at first stop sign.

From the East:
Highway 7 West, left at first stop lights onto Adams St, right onto Oakland Ave.

From the West:
Highway 7 East, right at third set of stop lights onto Adams St, right onto Oakland Ave.


Interment Options

Oakland Cemetery offers many options for interment

Single, double, and triple in-ground burial space for caskets or cremations
Upright or flush marker areas for in-ground casketed and cremation interments
Flush marker areas for in-ground infant interments
Columbaria for cremation interments

Photo of Upright Monument

Photo of Flush Marker

Photo of Coumbarium

Plant Holders

Oakland Cemetery has two types of plant holders available for purchase.

Pot Stand ~ $35.00 ~ can be placed next to upright monument or flush marker
Saddle Mount ~ $20.00 ~ sits on top of upright monument

Photo of Pot Stand           Photo of Saddle Mount

Chapel

Oakland Cemetery, in collaboration with the local funeral home, has constructed a moderately sized chapel. The chapel, located on the cemetery grounds, is available by appointment for funeral services, visitations, or other related uses.

Acrobat Reader File - Ordinances  Ordinances          Acrobat Reader File - Prices  Prices        Acrobat Reader File - Map  Map

 

Commemoration / Memorial Projects

There are several projects being proposed as potential commemorations. Projects may be either based on a one-time donation or on-going support, depending on the project. Please contact the Public Works Department for more information, or to make a designated or undesignated donation. Some projects considered include:

Granite Gate Posts and Wrought Iron Gates
Granite Memorial Benches
Flags and Flagpoles
Chapel Furnishings (chairs, tables, appliances, etc.)
Pond, with or without a Fountain (a large project which would require significant    efforts)
Flower Beds
Trees and Shrubs

~ This is a Cemetery ~

Lives are commemorated, deaths are recorded, families are reunited,
memories are made tangible, and love is undisguised.

This is a Cemetery.

Communities accord respect, families bestow reverence,
historians seek information and our heritage is thereby enriched.

Testimonies of devotion, pride and remembrance are cast in bronze to pay
warm tribute to accomplishments and to the life, not to the death, of a loved one.

The Cemetery is homeland for memorials that are
a sustaining source of comfort to the living.

The cemetery is a history of people, a perpetual record of yesterday
and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today.

A Cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering ~ Always.

~ Author unknown ~



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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