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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Lot Map Aerial 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